RD54 Stopped Spinning

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Fri Apr 3 12:12:36 CDT 2015

> On Apr 3, 2015, at 1:06 PM, Robert Jarratt <robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> ...
> Interestingly at one point it started working again. Then after I put it all back together again, it stopped working once more. In one case, it seemed to start spinning when I changed the disk's orientation (on its side rather than flat), almost as if it just needed a mechanical encouragement to get it moving. But now, no matter how many times I try, and what different orientations I try, it doesn't work. Does any of that help with pointing the finger at all?

I hate to suggest this, but... head stuck to the platter?

(I don’t know if drives like this can do that.  I do remember an RF11 that stopped spinning because a head crashed, melted, and glued itself to the platter solid enough to stop the spindle motor.)


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