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Subject: Re: Harddisk OK, but doesn't start spinning
From: Markus Grebenstein (
Date: 2004-06-02

>>What I've tried to repair it:
>>1.Resoldered the pins of the IDE (ATA) plug and the connections of the
>>springs at the battery- case.
>>2. Formatted Harddisk (Fat32)......
>>Anybody out there with an Idea to fix it?
>Sounds to me like the drive isn't getting any power at all when in your JB
>because even if you get only a small amount of current the drive should
>start clicking etc when it tries and fails to spin up.
Thanks a lot! Any Idea where to measure? I've done some measuring
between ATA pin 41 (Logic DC) /43 (GND) and 42 (Motor DC) /43 (GND).
Does anybody know WHEN there should be DC and when not? Should Motor DC
be there whenever the JB is switched on?

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