I opened the case and the system boards looked OK but as can be seen, the lower part of the cooling fan assembly casing is rusty why the system most likely has been exposed to either extreme moisture or rain:
I vacuum cleaned the interior and boards to remove any debri and powered on the system. An error message is shown on the screen:
Model # 8938; System Processing Unit (SPU)
AB, FAILED; ERROR 1:11:1
Unfortunately, I do not have any documentation at all for the MV/2000DC. If any of you readers have MV/2000DC documentation, I would really apreciate a copy.
The disk is very quiet. All I can hear is the brake releasing at power up but no disk motor spinning. Removing the Maxtor disk shows some corrosion on the electronics board in the area with the power transistors that drives the stepper motor. I brushed the loose corrosion away with a small, soft bristled brass brush and cleaned the board with isopropyl alcohol. After drying I put the disk back in the MV/2000DC chassies and powered up. Volai! The disk started spinning and the Maxtor produced it’s “beep” to signal it was ready.
The error is still present; AB, FAILED; ERROR 1:11:1. and I’m currently stuck.