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marcoguy
May 6th, 2012, 05:05 PM
So I got this hard drive on Feebay for my 5160, which currently is waiting on a V20 or 286(for my amazing MACH 20) and on receipt I realized that the soldering on the 4 pin power connector had come loose and the connector kept falling out unless I pulled on it as it ran. I then proceeded to solder the connections back on. After that, I was able to connect it to power and data in my CPU-less XT and it powered on alright. However, I turned it on a few hours later and it wouldn't spin up and it flashed an error code. After about a day of troubleshooting, I came to the conclusion that it is inconsistent and will sometimes spin, but sometimes not. Any suggestions as to what is wrong?
:confused:
Here is a link to the HDD specs:

http://stason.org/TULARC/pc/hard-drives-hdd/micropolis/1924-S-2100MB-5-25-FH-SCSI2-FAST.html

marcoguy
May 8th, 2012, 06:18 PM
Erik please delete. I think fixed this and now hope to trade it away.

antiquekid3
May 8th, 2012, 06:58 PM
Instead of deleting this thread, why not post how you managed to get it working so others can learn from your repair?

marcoguy
May 9th, 2012, 02:22 AM
I actually just gently shook it around a little. Not rocket science! :D