[Coco] Live AND Learn..........
dave at davebiz.com
Fri Aug 10 19:10:37 EDT 2018
Or you could always modify the motor with a pull rope sort of like starting a lawnmower!
> On Aug 10, 2018, at 4:21 PM, Stephen Fischer <SFischer1 at Mindspring.com> wrote:
> The recommended method to get a hard disk going that has stiction is:
> Place the drive on the floor and spin it with your hand. No power or other cables attached.
> Get a more modern drive soon that does not have the possibility of stiction. I had to drive over the hill towards Santa Cruz to get an engineer to reload the old firmware that did 256 byte sectors.
> Perhaps a SSD now.
> I kept hitting one drive that had a bad case of stiction hitting it on the side with something metal.
> When it finally failed I opened it up and the head was trailing the arm with only one wire attached. The second wire had detached.
> So beware of using methods that are not recommended.
>> On 8/10/2018 10:40 AM, Dave Philipsen wrote:
>> But getting back to your problem of stiction on the hard drives...I wonder if a couple of things might work:
>> 1) A sharp twisting motion of the hard drive around the axis of the motor when power is applied
>> 2) A rap with a small hammer on the corner of the hard drive casing that is tangential to the platter when power is applied
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