I believe there are issues with dead electrolytic capacitors among
other things. I suggest not powering on a drive without disassembling
and checking it first, though; I've heard of many cases where smoke
comes out of the drive when powered on.
I read somewhere that a Canon DiskFile drive can be used in a
NeXTCube. Is this true?
On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 2:51 PM, TeoZ <teoz at neo.rr.com> wrote:
What is the problem with the drives, dead lasers?
-----Original Message----- From: Chuck Guzis Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2013
2:17 PM To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts Subject: Re:
Next MO question
On 06/29/2013 07:40 AM, r.stricklin wrote:
I have something like six units here, and none of
Including the one in my old cube I bought in '95 which worked when I
bought it, continued working for many years, was possibly the last
functioning NeXT MO in existence, and then just stopped while it was
in storage. I have the idea it could be coaxed back into life
somehow, but they are just about perfectly impossible to work on. If
anybody has had any success repairing these, I am unaware of it. One
guy says he's had success, but won't share information, so I am
choosing to believe he's a liar.
Good luck. You're going to need it. /@:
I contacted an old friend who I recalled, was a NeXT fan. It turns out that
he still has an old cube with MO drive, put away working over a decade ago.
So, the next step is to see if the thing will power up and boot.
I'll keep the list posted, if anyone cares.