DEC RL01/02, RK05/06/07 Cartridge Inspector/Cleaner

From: Ashley Carder <>
Date: Thu May 6 10:15:35 2004

It sounds like you've pretty much done it all. I hope mine doesn't
catch fire!

I'll likely be asking for some advice in the not too distant future.


-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Tony Duell
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: DEC RL01/02, RK05/06/07 Cartridge Inspector/Cleaner

> Does anyone here currently have a functioning RK05 drive?

Yes. Well, actually I have 2 of them, and an RK05F

> Has anyone here ever brought one back from the dead?

Yes, again. Done head replacements, rebuilt the blower fan, fixed logic
problems, and even once undid a field-circuit bodge where they twisted
together the ends of a broken wire in the interlock circuit (ensures the
heads only load when a pack is in place) without soldering. This would
open under vibration (say during extensive disk activity), and then the
logic would retract the heads as a safety precaution. Took a long time to
find that one, seconds to cure it!

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