I have an IOMEGA External 500GB USB drive that is being quoted at $2000 to
repair.. ( it isn't mine per se .. but a friend .. youknow the deal about no
backups. they backed up a system to rebuild and knocked the drive over
during the process ... timing couldn;t have been worse )

The technicians claimed it had a problem with the motor mount???

Not quite sure where or what that is .. but I'm tempted to have a go myself
... cotton gloves ... white suit and masks and all.

I've googled, I've searched and I'm in a hard place ..

any idea what a motor mount is or how much success i may have by purchasing
another drive and replkacing the platter or maybe just the "motor mount"

you see my dilemma .. time is short. ..

Regards //// A