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Postby CowboySlim on Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:54 am

When I put a disk in my NEC ND-3500A the drive stutters or shudders or ratchets for a minute or two and then stops and can't recognize the media. I've replaced the connecting IDE cable and checked the Molex connectors.

Is this drive dead? :(

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Postby hydrogen on Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:12 am

Has it always made this noise? Does it recognize any media?
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Postby CowboySlim on Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:10 am

I've tried different media including a pressed distro CD and it still chatters. Just started last night. Check for it on Ebay (just kidding).
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Postby hoxlund on Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:18 am

sounds like the drive is taking a shit, if you leave the room and let it do its business everything should be ok in a little while

but you missed your chance at getting a nec 3520 for $59 shipped, i would've suggested on getting one of those
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Postby TCAS on Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:29 am

Hi Slim;

Try to reflash your drive f/w and then try it again and report the result.
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Postby CowboySlim on Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:51 pm

Yeah, I tried reflashing with same result.

I bought it from a small, shopping center type reseller, repair, white box builder in Santa Ana. I took it back there and he is going to RMA it as it is OEM and I can't. He guarantees it for one year.

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