NOVA4 6070 disk booboo

From: Jay West <>
Date: Wed Feb 2 17:53:27 2005

You wrote...
> Not gonna do that for this machine. Not all machines deserve that
> sort of attention; this one doesn't. There's only so many
> mountains I can move with a spoon in one lifetime; currently, that
> will be the LGP-21.
I only have one drive for my DG's, and I've never been fortunate enough to
get another one so it will get the full-treatment :) Don't worry, you'll get
a chance to laugh at me when I crash it even after being so careful *GRIN*

> No servo track, reticule. I will remove the fixed platter's heads,
> clean out the cavity and run the removable cartridge only, at
> Bruce Ray's suggestion.
Ok, that would be a new trick to me, but then, I have HP blinders on as I
haven't refurbed any non-HP drives yet. But on those at least, and I would
think the same for other fixed/removable combo drives... there is only one
voicecoil, moving one head assembly that holds all four heads. As a result,
you definitely can NOT run the drive with just the fixed platter. You have
to have a working removeable pack as well. But again, perhaps the DG drive
has independent head actuators for fixed and removable platters. Oh wait...
you said remove the heads! Hummm I wonder if that would work on a 7900A, ala

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