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Russwinters wrote:I am guessing that your bad blocks are most likely caused by contact with the platter.
abubin wrote:would be nice if pictures are included...
January 23rd, 2010, 15:23
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March 17th, 2010, 13:47
Pixels wrote:Success!! After months of tool making and rehearsals, on my first attempt I've succeeded in pressing the bearing out of a working test drive, press another bearing back in and still have a working drive
I did loose 5 blocks, 2 at 28% and 3 at 38%, but this level of success is waaay in excess of my expectations.
There was a touch of irony along the way. I initially intended to just press the bearing down in the base a bit, then press it back into position then test it, only to discover that the bearing in this drive was on it's last legs anyway!
The bearing felt ok initially after pressing it back home, but when I reassembled the drive and powered it up, it spun up ok, the heads did their initialization routine, then the motor suddenly stopped.
I took the cover off and discovered that the spindle was rather stiff to turn by hand. The load on the dodgy bearing from pressing it back home was the final straw for it!
So I was then forced to pull it apart again and press another bearing into it.
Also, because I couldn't easily turn the motor by hand anymore, I was forced to move the heads to the outer edge by rotating the hsa only.
This may have been what caused the lost blocks, and is something I'm going to have to do on the data drive as well, so was handy to know that whilst not desirable, it's not total death moving the heads in this way.
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Alexii wrote:Congrats m8. Good job =) U lucky ur heads didnt die when u took em off while being unable to turn the platter =) They have a tendency to fold into themselves when smbd tries to do that =)
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