On Wednesday (03/02/2022 at 12:05PM -0600), Mike Katz wrote:
I have several difficult slides in my H960 rack.
What is the best lubricant for the slides?
I was wondering if graphite would work better than oil due to the fact that
it won't pick up dirt and dust.
I have not done this yet on these particular slides but I think I would
clean them well with something that would remove the old lubricant--
maybe isopropyl alcohol or even WD-40 (as a cleaner, not a lubricant)
and then grease them with light, white lithium grease.
I have used such on other equipment slides with success.
On 3/2/2022 10:45 AM, Chris Elmquist via cctalk
> On Tuesday (03/01/2022 at 04:36PM -0800), Marc Howard via cctech wrote:
> > I've got a PDP 11/34 I've never opened up. It's mounted in a
> > cabinet. I can't get the bloody thing to extend on the chassis track
> > slides.
> > Is there a catch or lock screw on this unit?
> Mine (and we may be learning, is not be a proper configuration) does not
> have any release or catch to allow the CPU to slide out. I just grab it
> and start pulling and it slides out-- although it does not slide easily.
> That could be due to old, stiffened lubricant on the slides.
> BUT! make sure you pull out the front foot at the bottom of the rack to keep
> the whole rack from tipping forward if you do get the CPU to slide out.
> The CPU is a heavy beast and the rack WILL tip forward once the CPU is
> out far enough.