falco wrote:Re what packs up, it's a good question. My memory's not that great, but I seem to recall that one of them flashed a front LED at me, and another spun up and seemed healthy, but didn't respond to commands from the controller. I think all of them spun up and did a startup head seek, at least.
Same with mine. The Profile spins up and goes through it's autochecks but any attempt to access it (or format it) is met with a blinking red light, strange noises and eventually an unhelpful error message. The Widget seems to release it's break and spin up, but like the Profile, comes up with an error message if you try to access or format it. I've trolled the net, engaged with the Lisa group and read a number of manuals but there appears to be no easy fix or solutions. As I say, these drives are complex and it could be one of many components both electrical or mechanical which have failed.