Re: D9060 Help Needed

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 10:29:58 -0500
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On 11/30/09, Anders Carlsson <> wrote:
> Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> there have to be more than 10 of these left in the world
> Perhaps Bill meant 10 working units with original Tandon drives, i.e. not
> replaced with ST-225 or similar?

Perhaps.  I have at least one working TM603S and one or two working
TM602S drives, but as I mentioned, I did pay real money ($75?) 20
years ago to have one professionally refurbed, back when it was common
to do such things.  It was certainly cheaper at the time to have mine
refurbed than to replace it (and this was when desktop PCs had 20-80MB

> The total number of D90X0 drives with replacement mechanisms should greatly exceed 10.

I don't know how many folks not on the cbm-hackers list ever replaced
their broken Tandon drives with Seagate (or equivalent) drives, but
I'd hazard a guess that there are many more D90x0 units in the world
with broken drives than replacement drives.

> As you might remember, the
> other year I picked up four hard drives of which two working and two broken
> ones. I sold one to Jan and sent the two broken ones merely for shipping
> costs (!) to Jan/Ruud in hope to salvage one or more.

I see your "!" - those are heavy units.  That's a massive transformer
in there.  Fortunately, it's all just +5V and +12V DC inside (IIRC),
so if the PSU fails and it's not a simple fix, it's easy to replace
the PSU with something modern.


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