very nice

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 12:22 PM, Chris Kmiec <ckmi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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