Re: Matsushita disk drives need attention!

From: Christian Dirks <>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:14:37 +0100
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Am 25.02.2015 um 12:08 schrieb Michał Pleban:
> Hello!
> Christian Dirks wrote:
>> You all know the Matsushita JU-570(-2) disk drives that are used in CBM
>> 8250lp, SFD-1001 and 8296-d.
>> Some of these JU-570 drives went through my hands in the last weeks.
>> All of them had damaged drive motor PCBs, caused by leaking electrolyte
>> capacitors.
>> I assume that all JU-570 drives are affected by this problem.
>> You may take a look at
>> where I described the problem. In german, but the pictures should tell
>> anything.
> I don't speak German unfortunately. Will this issue also affect the 96
> TPI drive used in Commodore 900?
If this is also a Matsushita drive, chances are it may also be affected.
To be sure you should dismount the drive and inspect it closely.
If you don't see damage on the solder side of the PCB, you should also
remove the front bezel.
You then should be able to see some of the capacitors.
If they are black, chances are they are the 'bad ones'.

Christian Dirks

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