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NeXT N3010 CD-ROM Drive Problems?

 
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pergamon



Joined: 30 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:29 am    Post subject: NeXT N3010 CD-ROM Drive Problems? Reply with quote

Has anyone else had issues with the NeXT external CD-ROM drives spontaneously failing?

I have many of them, including a couple that I know worked a few years ago and have just been sitting in my house since then. However, now none of them actually seem to be able to mount a disk. They'll take in the cartridge, it'll spin for a bit, but it never mounts. The same CD (a NeXTSTEP 3.3 Patch2 disk) mounts just fine using the same cartridge in a 3rd-party drive on the same NeXTstation so it has to be the drives and not the computer or disc.

Maybe there's some consistent age-related failure issue like with the ODs?
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bobo68



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be failing capacitors. see http://www.asterontech.com/Asterontech/next_cdrom_refurb.html
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barcher174



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. Its definitely capacitors.
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pergamon



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info! I did a little searching around and didn't find this.

It's been a while since I've soldered, but since I have 10 of these I ought to be able to get at least one of them right.
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nekonoko



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just refurbished mine this weekend; it needed new ceramics in the drive itself plus the electrolytics in the power supply had vented sticky green goo everywhere. It was a mess. Shocked
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pentium



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Please note that it is especially an issue with drives internal and external manufactured by Sony that they have their capacitors reworked. Sony in particular loved surface mount at this point and they ALL are at the point of failure now.
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barcher174



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pentium wrote:
Yes. Please note that it is especially an issue with drives internal and external manufactured by Sony that they have their capacitors reworked. Sony in particular loved surface mount at this point and they ALL are at the point of failure now.


And as a result the price on this vintage of drive is getting out of control. I used to be able to pick up a parts drive for $25 or so.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would of expected a "non-functional" (it needs a recap) drive would be cheaper than a working or already recapped unit.
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