RK05 story -- was "Re: Wirehead Update"

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Thu Apr 9 15:55:10 1998

On Apr 9, 13:59, Bill/Carolyn Pechter wrote:
> I head crashed an RK05 at DEC Princeton running RT11 on the finance 11/70
> during a PM once. The head hit a 1/4 inch bulge in the disk platter

Many years ago I worked in a high school that had some PDP-8s, one of which had
a pair of RK05s and a collection of packs of dubious heritage. One of the
parents was a DEC engineer, and volunteered to service the drives and check the
packs. Two he condemned, on the grounds that using them might well damage the
drive, but one in particular apparently passed his inspection, except that it
rattled when it was picked up. Since this was the system pack, he was asked
about this. He re-affirmed that it was OK, but agreed to open it up for a look.
 Out fell a Number 8 1" long woodscrew... but the pack was still worked fine.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Dept. of Computer Science
						University of York
Received on Thu Apr 09 1998 - 15:55:10 BST

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