I got the old drive working! Replaced a couple of caps, cleaned it off,
rerouted one broken trace, and it's working. Since I'm a software guy, all
I feel like saying is "...but I did stay at a Holliday Inn last night!"

Chris

On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 10:37 PM, Brian White <bw.al...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ahhh I have the same drive and I forgot all about that part, sorry!
>
> --
> bkw
>
> On Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 9:06 PM Chris Kmiec <ckmi...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I got my replacement drive today (Panasonic JU-455-5), and all is good!
>> Formatted couple of disks, copied the system disk, etc. Finally fixed
>> something out of this lot :) Well, more like replaced, but who's counting...
>>
>> The only slight issue was the fact that the mounting holes did not align
>> so I had to mount it to the bottom. I'll have to find a matching one for
>> the top slot.
>>
>> Chris
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 11:18 PM, Brian White <bw.al...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> One of mine had that too, (original dvi drive with bad caps underneath)
>>> but it also had other problems because replacing those caps and replacing
>>> the corroded traces with jumper wire didn't fix it.
>>>
>>> It lights up at the right times and the dvi detects the door open/close,
>>> but the motor runs too fast and the adjuster pot doesn't help.
>>>
>>> And on top of that, along the way I accidentally moved the wrong trim
>>> pot one time, not for the motor speed, and I have no idea what that one
>>> does or how to recalibrate it, so that drive is just NG now except to
>>> someone with more foo than me.
>>>
>>> But mainly just wanted to say I have seen the same thing with the same
>>> drive.
>>>
>>> Actually looking at the pics again, it's hard to say for sure if the
>>> caps were bad, but there was definite corrosion on the solder-side all
>>> around their legs.
>>>
>>> https://photos.app.goo.gl/Dz5R1rGRnzYAXy9J2
>>>
>>> I forget if I tried swapping controller boards and head assemblies
>>> around with another good drive to see if the problem is all in the drive
>>> board or of there is also a problem in the controller board.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2018, 11:39 PM Fugu ME100 <b4me...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I would check all the caps on the board just to make sure.
>>>>
>>>> Which caps failed? Quite amazing it worked unless they ate through the
>>>> write control line.
>>>>
>>>> From: M100 <m100-boun...@lists.bitchin100.com> on behalf of Chris
>>>> Kmiec <ckmi...@gmail.com>
>>>> Reply-To: <m...@bitchin100.com>
>>>> Date: Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7:33 PM
>>>> To: <m...@bitchin100.com>
>>>> Subject: Re: [M100] Can't format a disk with DVI
>>>>
>>>> Just an update - took it apart, and found two caps on the bottom board
>>>> that spilled their guts and corroded a good area. Surprised it works at
>>>> all! I'll be attempting to fix it, but did get an "approved" Panasonic
>>>> drive from eBay just in case.
>>>>
>>>> Chris
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>

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