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Re: Help identifying blown color-coded capacitor on a beautiful Miniscribe MFM drive

Actually awful. Miniscribe as a business crashed due to rampant quality issues. heads falling off, crashing easily. Screws on the rack gear loosening up due to vibration during seeking and eventually giving SOS signal when failed to initialize at power on spin up during it's test seeks. This also …

Re: Help identifying blown color-coded capacitor on a beautiful Miniscribe MFM drive

This is power resistor not capacitor. There is a shorted IC somewhere that was fed by this resistor. Second, Miniscribe is a extremely awful hard drive to have. Even back in the day, they failed quick left and right even the heads fell off, spindle bearing wearing out etc. I rather not to try to …

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