Tandon TM-848E Normal Behavior?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Mon Dec 1 17:15:02 CST 2014

On 12/01/2014 02:49 PM, Ali wrote:
> Does anybody know if it is normal for a TM-848E to spin up for a few seconds
> after getting power and then stop spinning. The only other 8" drives I have
> experience with seem to start spinning when power is applied and keep
> spinning regardless of if the door is latched or if there is a disk in
> there. Thanks.

The 848 has a DC motor--most full-height drives have an AC line-powered 
motor, so they spin all the time.

My guess is that it's probably normal, since there's also a circuit in 
the 848 to detect when a disk is inserted and turns on the motor to 
correctly seat the floppy.


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