[Coladam] disk drive problem
drushel at apk.net
Fri Jul 3 13:46:45 CEST 2009
On Fri, July 3, 2009 12:41 am, Joe Blenkle wrote:
> Just got this note from someone...any ideas anyone?
> Hi. My disk drive is acting up. when i turn adam on, the drive activates
> like there is a disk in the drive when there is not. when a disk is
> inserted, it boots. what could be the problem, any ideas?
If the drive is otherwise working normally (i.e., disks can
be correctly read and written), I suspect a failed-on disk presence
switch. Usually it it's an infrared emitter-detector pair; when the
beam is interrupted it means a disk slid in to break the beam. So it
would suggest that either the emitter or the detector has failed.
Does the drive ever stop running after a disk is successfully
read? Or does the motor run all the time?
Richard F. Drushel, Ph.D. | "They fell: for Heaven to them no hope
Department of Biology | imparts / Who hear not for the beating
Case Western Reserve University | of their hearts."
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7080 U.S.A. | -- Edgar Allan Poe, "Al-Aaraaf"
More information about the Coladam