RL01 Help Needed

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sat Dec 2 17:34:57 2000

>I recently got another PDP-11/34 (partly because it was local, but
>mostly for the three RL01 drives it came with). It is working perfectly,
>and I get the console emulator prompt on the terminal. What should I do
>before I fire up the RL01 drives? I have a lot of RL01 packs including
>RSX-11M. Needless to say, I haven't put them in the drive yet.

How clean are they inside? The first two RL02 drives I got were so bad I
had to do major cleaning including carefully cleaning the disk heads. I
cleaned the inside with a damp lint-free cloth, and the heads with
Radio-Shack tape head cleaner and swabs (a personal favorite for TK50
drives, BTW).

It's been long enough since I've messed with any of my RL0x drives that I
can't remember if there are filters to check. Then try powering them on
without packs in them. Then with packs you don't care about (or I should
say as much about).

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Received on Sat Dec 02 2000 - 17:34:57 GMT

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