get the disk pack out of the drive before shipping.
You must lock the heads!
If the cover is closed, there are 2 ways to open it.
1) apply power. The FAULT light will go on, but what is
more important is that the cover latch is unlocked.
2) without power, open the small "cover" at the right
side. Now you have mechanical access to the latch.
When you have removed the pack, look at the opening in
the middle at the rear end (inside the cartridge space).
You will see a small square plate that is held by one screw.
Turn the screw some 4-5 times. Now you can rotate the
square plate 90 degrees. It will cover the opening from
which the heads come out. Tighten the screw. Now the heads
are locked, and you are safe to ship the drive.
Not sure if it is necessary to lock the spindle ... maybe
others can shed a light on this issue?
Cleaning becomes an issue when you have the drive :~)
(peripheral -> disk -> RL01/RL02").
- Henk, PA8PDP.
From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
[mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of
charlesmorris at direcway.com
Sent: woensdag 27 juli 2005 17:08
To: cctech at classiccmp.org
Subject: "New" RL02 on the way - how to power up?
I have just purchased an RL02 and while waiting for it to arrive, I am
wondering what to do for cleaning and lubrication before power-up. I don't
know how long it's been sitting (indoors). I have downloaded the manual from
bitsavers. I know there has been some discussion on this list recently but I
think that was on the care and feeding of RK05's...
Also, the seller tells me he can't get the pack out:
When I had the disk pack cover off, the release handle
on the pack did
not release the disks and I did not want to force it. Does the drive
need to be powered on and is there a way to remove them without powering
He does know about the shipping screws and will install them before
So, what should I do first?
thanks for any assistance.