HP 2114A value??

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed Jan 14 16:53:27 2004

> 13) It's ok to run the drive with covers off for short periods. Leave the
> top cover off and put in the media and power up. Hit the load switch. The
> heads will load in 25 seconds. Count till about 23 seconds, or, when the
> heads start to extend, and hit the unload switch immediately. Repeat this
> process several times. What you're trying to do is, when you hit the load
> switch the blowers come on, thus expelling any particles from the fixed
> drive chamber and the media cartridge. Doing this a few times gives a good
> blowout before you actually try to let the heads fly.

Isn't there some way to disable the positioner drive (either by pulling a
plug, pulling a PCB, or an internal switch)? The RK05 has a switch on the
servo power amplifier for this, for example.

If you can disable the positioner (and if the drive logic doesn't care!),
you can then run the blower for half an hour or so without the heads
trying to load.

Received on Wed Jan 14 2004 - 16:53:27 GMT

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