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1541 heat sink kit - product review [message #112164] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:40
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Date: Sun, 24-Feb-85 19:27:41 EST
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Heat dissipation is regarded as a major problem with the 1541 disk drive.
When looking around for a solution, I saw an ad for a heat sink kit from

	Gosub of Slidell
	P.O. Box 1781
	Slidell, La. 70459

Since the cost ($29.95) was lower than any of the fans offered by various
vendors, and since I'm leery of blowing or drawing air of unknown
quality through a disk drive, I purchased that kit.

The package, identified as Heat Dissipating Kit UY-1501, consists of

	1 - aluminum heat sink
	1 - brace
	1 - shim
	1 - small container of thermal compound
	1 - cut-it-out-yourself template
	1 - instruction sheet identifying the manufacturer as
		Uhler Young Electronic Enginerring and Development
		1736 N. Edwards
		Wichita, Kansas 67203
		(316) 943-8613
	    assorted screws and washers

The instructions are extremely lucid, even though this is a relatively
simple task. The only quibble I have with them is that they suggest using
wire cutters to to nibble the hole through the the 1541 cover. A small flat
chisel produces a much neater result. Also, you will need a jeweller's
Phillips screwdriver (I don't remember whether it was #0 or #1) to
remove the internal screws - unless you are used to working on small
equipment you may not already have one.

It sure dissipates heat. When doing lots of 4 minute backups, the heat sink
gets too hot to touch.

Usual disclaimer about lack of financial interest...
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