m4 9914

From: John Lawson <jpl15_at_panix.com>
Date: Sat Aug 14 21:32:32 2004

On Sat, 14 Aug 2004, Jay West wrote:

> (displays 6250)
> F19 Er98 (humm I thought this test was for pertec interface only)
> (I hit diag and run, to continue on)
> F26 Er02
> (I hit diag and run, to continue on)
> F29 Er02
> (I hit diag and run...)
> F28 Er02
> (I hit diag and run... the display shows 3200 but no tape motion, then goes
> immediately to 1600,
> then it moves the tape a lot, displays 800, moves the tape more, then
> displays Pass98).

    Well - first off I am having Trouble locating my .pdfof the M4 Manual -
which I know I had at one time, but it's been a while - so still

   Second, I did the same set-up as you did, and my machine displays the
exact sequence of error messages that you get. Then, I de-mounted the
test-reel(a 10" 6250 certified, very-neraly-new reel) and put on a
write-enable ring... and the error sequence narrowed down to F29 and F28
- but the tape moved more, including the 3200 pass, and the lower speed
passes were extensive - culminating, like you, in a "Pass98"

  So I'm not sure if these are errors per-se, or just maybe options not
installed - I dunno.

   The best thing is find, and then RTFM.... if I can't locate mine, I'll
see if the person I bought it from still has the file - I guess M4 are no
longer in business, however there seems to be no lack of companies selling
and/or servicing these rigs, so Da Book shouldn't be all that hard to
find... although I don't think it'll be free... sigh. ;}


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