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Vic I did try a simple voltage application which produced no movment .1.3v and then 2.6v but I'm not sure when I did it that I made good connection or that 2.6v would be enough.
After I complained on their Facebook page again they finally took action.
Not sure how easy it is to remove the belt drivewheel to remove the motor. The motor used to spin the Lidar turret is powered by 5vdc and is about half as high as the wheel drive motor.
It requires a PWM signal to maintain the proper rpm.
Commands listed at Neato's website will test the Lidar and return all the scan data.
In a quiet room you can hear the drum spinning or view it through the turret openings.