Re: CBM Drive Mechanisms

From: Geoff Oltmans (
Date: 1999-08-14 23:31:05

Since we're on the subject of drive mechs, let me throw this problem on
the list...

I've got a sick 1571 mech. It's a newtronics mech, and SOMETIMES (not all
the times) the spindle motor won't start up... on top of that, reading is
very sporadic (probably I feel due to slightly varying spindle motor
speeds). Anyone experience this problem before and know a fix for it?

One thing I've noticed: This mech actually came out of a 128DCR. Around
the floppy bay there is noticeable corrosion on the case. It's not
horrible, but the floppy mech has some corrosion/rust on the metal bits. I
suppose it could be that the electrolytic caps on the spindle motor board
are contaminated or something.



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