On 02/03/2018 05:26 PM, allison via cctalk wrote:
On 02/03/2018 03:38 PM, Bill Gunshannon via
Do we have any real RX02 experts?? My long time
RX02 seems to have decided to go on strike.? When I try to
access it now it repeatedly loads and unloads the heads but
never reads anything.? I can usually break out of it with
control-C.? Attempts to boot from it have the same effect.
Anybody else ever see this behavior?
Oh yeah, I know the controllers are good as I also have an
AK6DN emulator and it works (well up to a point, but that's
a problem for another message.? :-)
Assuming you haven't killed the media either the heads are crudded up
or the cable is partially disconnected.
Ah ha.? I suspect the cable is bad.? I had
to repair it once and
I now suspect it is gone bad yet again.? Wonder if I have another
cable that size floating around here somewhere.
FYI if the heads are crudded up the media with
have a circular scratch
generally in the directory or boot areas (outer edges).? That kills the
media for reading that area.
While possible I would expect that to develop slowly
and this was sudden
Well, I made a new cable for my RX02.? No luck.? Any attempt
to access either drive just results in the rapid loading and
unloading of the head.? Happens when I try to boot them
or try to get a DIR after booting from the harddisk.
Anybody have any suggestions other than the RXes have
bit the farm?