Is it dead?
After my winchip died, my brother kept screwing around with the computer, "trying" to fix it. Somehow he managed to make my 1.2gb quantum fireball stop working. The drive doesn't spin up anymore and one of the chips on the circit board gets hot enough after a few seconds to burn my fingers. I'm thinking that the motors may have siezed somehow, and the chip is heating up because of the load the stalled motor places on it. I'd don't want to take the drive apart, because then it probably will die, and the data isn't too important, mostly things I have on floppies and cd's. I'd just like to avoid having to do all that reinstalling when I finially rebuild my socket 7 system.
Stage 1. Rock it gently back and forth for a couple of minutes
Stage 2. Use a hairdryer on it...gently of course.
If this doesn't work try dropping it from about 6 inches. Don't try sticking it in a freezer, it might free it , if that's what the problem is, but it won't last much longer.
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