Internal Mac SE drive won't recognize disks

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    Punkyclown New Member

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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?
    Thanks
    Brad Hansen
     
    Punkyclown, Jun 7, 2018
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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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 New Member

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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
     
    Punkyclown, Jun 16, 2018
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