Head Crashes (was: OT: Maxtor drive goes under)

From: Bob Brown <bbrown_at_harpercollege.edu>
Date: Thu Jan 16 21:32:30 2003

The most interesting drive crash I've seen is on an IBM 3380 HDA.
The platter has deep scratches, and the heads that served the
surfaces that had the crash are litterally vaporized! The tiny wires
that went from the head-arms to the heads are left dangling...but the
heads are vapor!


>Interesting problem. I remember when I was fixing IBM PC's back in
>the mists of time we opened up an old 5MB Seagate drive and managed
>to get it spinning - with our fingers! It continued working quite
>reliably thereafter for quite some time, IIRC.
>However, there was another drive we tried that one, but it turned
>out it had suffered the worst drive crash in history - the RW head
>was literally *buried* in the disk, as if someone had taken a hammer
>to it. But it was a completely sealed unit beforehand.
>If you're desperate, you may try prying it open and twigging the
>platters. But it may well be more than just the stickies - my
>experience of late has been that drives are much better protected
>from that occurrance.
>Best of luck with that!

bbrown_at_harper.cc.il.us #### #### Bob Brown - KB9LFR
Harper Community College ## ## ## Systems Administrator
Palatine IL USA #### #### Saved by grace
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