How do I power a hard drive motor?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by poiihy, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. poiihy macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    I have two empty 2.5" hard drives and I want to use a motor to make a fan. I took out the board on one and found the springy connection between the board and contact. The motor has four connections. Is this a stepper motor? How do I power it? Preferably I want it to run at full speed.
     
  2. redhatcode29 macrumors 6502

    redhatcode29

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    I suppose the hdd came frm PPC machines....ha ha. :D
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    That's what I was wondering when I first saw this thread. LOL :p
     
  4. poiihy thread starter macrumors 68020

    poiihy

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    One came from broken iBook, another came from a rusty external hard drive enclosure. I ask here because this is the best place i can think of to ask here.
     
  5. tampasteve macrumors 6502

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