Re: 1541-II mechanisms

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:42:13 -0400
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On Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Gerrit Heitsch
<> wrote:
> On the other hands, the Newtronics drives were known for their dying R/W
> heads. I have more than one 1541C with a Newtronics drive that is perfectly
> OK, just the R/W head has a broken connection somewhere.

I have a Newtronics drive with a dead head, or that's how it
superficially tests (it displays symptoms consistent with that fault).

Is there anything to do to the mech?  Since there aren't stacks of R/W
heads lying about, presumably one just replaces the entire drive
assembly (or sticks on the shelf as spares for another unit).


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