m4 9914

From: Jay West <jwest_at_classiccmp.org>
Date: Sat Aug 14 21:42:40 2004

> 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
> searching...
Which M4 manual... one is at:

I have a few others I've been skimming, but haven't found the answers yet.

> 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"
You mean your test-reel didn't have a write wring? What you describe seems
odd to me.

> So I'm not sure if these are errors per-se, or just maybe options not
> installed - I dunno.
That's just wierd. You would think if those error stops were common, due to
options, that it would be documented. Well, that makes me feel better, but I
wonder why the host has failure writing at 3200/6250, but 800/1600 is fine.

> 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. ;}
M4 has been taken over by another company, and they sell/support them. Still
skimming the docs...

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