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  1. #11
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    I had some drives stick, and read somewhere that rapidly rotating the drive (not in the case) back and forth a few times could loosen them up. I vaguely remember trying it with mixed results. The FH 5.25" drives took it better than the 3.5" drives.

  2. #12
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    Sometimes running a drive in an orientation other than what it has been mounted in all its life (flip it upside down) for at least a day or so can redistribute oils a bit and possibly quiet it down.

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    Then there's the old stand by of hitting the side of the case with power on. That has helped me unstick more than one drive over the years.

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