The following is a list of procedures to fix the Alarm 5 status on your drive:
- If you are receiving the alarm after a fresh install of the drive, check to make sure all jumpers and wires are set in their correct position. You can find the location for these inside your user manual.
- Make sure the drive is off. Check the resistances on the drive, and then test the voltage. If it has been powered up recently, you can then turn it on to check the voltage again. However, do not immediately turn it back off to check the resistances again. You must give it at least 30 minutes for the voltage to return to safe levels so that you can check again.
- To check the voltage, you can test the DC voltage of the jumper attached between screws 17/18 and 19.
- Using your ground on screw 19 and and the red lead on the other two screws, your reader should say anywhere from .003 to .006 volts.
- To check the resistance, remove the jumper from screws 15/16 and then tighten the screws. Use an ohm reader to make sure the resistance isn’t OPEN.
- Check the resistance between screws 17 and 18. If it is 16 ohms that is where you want it to be.
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