Started by pergamon, February 28, 2017, 05:29:02 AM
Quote from: "pentium"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.
Quote from: pergamon on February 28, 2017, 05:29:02 AMHas 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?