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  1. I've sold and shipped dozens of monitors...

    I've sold and shipped dozens of monitors including many NEC Multisyncs which are huge beasts and weigh nearly 40 pounds. What I normally do is go to FedEx and have them pack and ship the monsters. ...
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    Exactly... I've got several Maxtor FH MFM drives...

    Exactly... I've got several Maxtor FH MFM drives that I formatted RLL many years ago that still work.
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    Same here. Are you into this sort of repair? ...

    Same here.

    Are you into this sort of repair? If not, might you know someone who is?

    I have quite a few HH and FH MFM drives, e.g., Maxtor, Miniscribe, Micropolis, Seagate, Toshiba, Teac,...
  4. Set the board down and you'll have two hands for...

    Set the board down and you'll have two hands for the camera. :-)
  5. ...which is backasswards for the 256k-640k mod.

    ...which is backasswards for the 256k-640k mod.
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    It's an RLL controller. You probably have it...

    It's an RLL controller.

    You probably have it configured to do 17 sectors, which it is also capable of. Check jumpers W25 and W26.
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    Ditto... I like to save neodymium...

    Ditto... I like to save neodymium magnets from the head actuators. I don't know what's in the motors, themselves.

    Also the shiny platters can come in handy at times.
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    One of the greatest DOS tutorials I have ever...

    One of the greatest DOS tutorials I have ever used is The Best of DOS Help From PC Computing Magazine and Flambeaux Software. It's a hypertext reference of all things DOS. It's simple to use and...
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    I don't use TextNow for incoming calls. I use it...

    I don't use TextNow for incoming calls. I use it to make free calls and for SMS.
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    That's still what it's called on my phone.

    That's still what it's called on my phone.
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    On MFM drives? Isn't that what we have here?

    On MFM drives? Isn't that what we have here?
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    In that case... I hope it's the bearings. :-)

    In that case... I hope it's the bearings. :-)
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    Hangouts Dialer? I've found TextNow to be ...

    Hangouts Dialer?

    I've found TextNow to be much more extensive plus it uses your Google contacts, if you let it.
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    You can use TextNow with WiFi to make calls...

    You can use TextNow with WiFi to make calls anywhere, domestically, for free. I have it on my desktop, phone and tablet.

    You could use it on a phone that doesn't currently have cellular service,...
  15. C'mon, SL, if copies were allowed here there...

    C'mon, SL, if copies were allowed here there wouldn't be enough space on the host's servers to handle all the posts! :-)
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    I think that's what's wrong with mine. They...

    I think that's what's wrong with mine. They spin up to their max speed and then shut down, try to spin up, again, and shut down again.

    Other than bearings are there other places to look? FWIW,...
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    I have drives that do that immediately, without...

    I have drives that do that immediately, without any possibility of heat effects so it might not be heat related. FWIW, those drives are all useless.
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    Other drives may work (as you have already...

    Other drives may work (as you have already discovered). You may not be able to boot from them due to the geometry mismatch but if you're willing to boot from the floppy the hard drive is useable. ...
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    Could be the CRT or even the flyback.

    Could be the CRT or even the flyback.
  20. New posts are still possible but no existing posts can be currently accessed...

    ...so you won't be able to read this until the issue is rectified unless you get it from the 'Activity Stream' where you can only see the first few words of a post's body.
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    If you think Western Digital drives are...

    If you think Western Digital drives are compatible with your machine I have some you might want to try.

    They are : 120 MB, 170 MB and 250 MB.

    I also have a Conner 170 MB.
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    Absolutely... just like it could be practically...

    Absolutely... just like it could be practically anything else as well. :-) Good luck.
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    Get real. Diurnal temperature cycling is...

    Get real. Diurnal temperature cycling is virtually a nonentity in comparison to the temperature cycling of a running then not running machine over and over again!!! :-)
  24. You're making a lot of sense with this discussion.

    You're making a lot of sense with this discussion.
  25. Neither have I.

    Neither have I.
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