RL02 Disk Cartridge Problems

From: John Honniball <coredump_at_gifford.co.uk>
Date: Thu Dec 5 16:37:00 2002

Tony Duell wrote:
> If they move almost all the way to the spindle, then it sounds like the
> pack has been bulk-erased and the drive can't find any servo information :-(

I can confirm that this is what happened on a drive with a dead read
amplifier. No read signals, so no servo bursts, and the head went
all the way in -- at a slightly alarming speed, when I had my fingers
close to it :)

We fitted a new op-amp chip in the read amplifier, and it all worked

John Honniball
Received on Thu Dec 05 2002 - 16:37:00 GMT

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