Internal Mac SE drive won't recognize disks


Punkyclown

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Hi All, the internal drive in my Mac SE would not eject the disk even though it did load the system no problem. So I removed it and bought the gear(s) online I needed to fix it. I replaced the gear and now my drive ejects with no problem (I feel good). But now when I start my SE and insert a disk in the internal drive all that happens is after a few seconds it spits out the floppy disk and the screen image shows a X flashing on the floppy icon for a few seconds and then returns to the flashing question mark. If I boot my system from an external floppy drive and then insert a floppy in the internal drive after a few seconds I get a message telling me the disk is not initialized and would I like to. When I say yes it does nothing for a few seconds and then tells me the initialization failed. Is someone familiar with this issue and can they help me?
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Brad Hansen
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello again,

It sounds like something happened during the replacement of the gears, since it read disks before the repair. I would try reseating the cables, blow out the head mechanism with canned air, etc.

Let us know if that helps at all.

C
 
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Punkyclown

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Hi, all, was unable to get the drive to function correctly. Bought another, quite cheaply on eBay.
Working well.
Brad Hansen
 

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