Disk not spinning up

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Mon Sep 18 08:10:05 UTC 2017

On Sun, 17 Sep 2017 18:09:26 -0500 (CDT), Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>As you, Mr. Polytropon, have disassembled the drive already, hence
>have nothing to loose, try to clean that if you manage to access that

OTOH that the drive was opened one time, does not make it
insignificantly risky to open it a second time.

Opening the hard disk much likely was a big mistake. [1]
I only would risk it a second time, if anything else doesn't help.

2 Cents,

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Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:53:11 +0200
Subject: Re: Disk not spinning up

On Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:57:27 +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
>This is one place where percussive maintenance is justified.  If you
>can tap the drive in just the right way as it is trying to spin up,
>you may be able to get it past the first few turns, after which it
>should be able to gather enough momentum to keep going.  You want to
>hold the drive flat on the table, and tap the corner of the drive so
>that it rotates in the same plane that the platters do.  You'll have to
>experiment to see what's most effective.  


I had success with brute force.

Opening the hard disk much likely was a big mistake.

However, if my drives fail with this click-click noise and something
should be missing by the backups, I demount the drives, but let them
connected to the PSU and mobo, then I hit the drives from all
directions with increasing force, from soft with the hand to not that
soft with a stick, not necessarily while lying flat on a


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