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Old 05-12-2005, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Quantum Fireball ST 3.5 Series Won't spin up

I have a Quantum Fireball hard drive that has problems. When it's plugged in the computer it spins up then immediately clicks and spins up to a very fast speed and repeats process for about a minute then stops.

Any ideas on how to fix?


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Old 05-12-2005, 08:35 PM   #2
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Sounds to me that either your hard drive is corrupted somehow, or the arm is sticking. Try taking the hard drive out, and dropping it on its side on a flat, solid surface from about an inch above it. Don't drop it from too high. Banging on things, especially hard drives, is typically a bad idea, but sometimes it's the only way to get a stuck read/write arm free. Also, don't try this method unless it's your final option.
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