[rescue] SunCD Repair

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 08:52:31 CDT 2016

As a side-note, I've found that Sony SCSI CD-ROM drives from the late 90s
are very reliably UNIX-bootable, including for my Suns.  I've had a 24x
drive, mounted in a Unipack, for many years, and it has served me well.

- Alex

On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 11:45 PM, r.stricklin <bear at typewritten.org> wrote:

> On May 28, 2016, at 8:27 PM, Eddie Cottongim wrote:
> > Are there any service manuals, repair ideas etc available for the Sony
> CDU-8012? I've got one that responds to probe-scsi, but "test cdrom" gives
> back a "-1" failure (not much help), and is dead otherwise. It spins the CD
> briefly, then stops. No obvious internal problems after partial
> disassembly.
> The "obvious problem" with all these drives is failed electrolytics. One of
> the ones that's come across my bench also had a dusty optical path. Chances
> are good your drive is eminently repairable.
> ok
> bear.
> --
> until further notice
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