RK05 classic computing trivia question

Paul Anderson useddec at gmail.com
Wed Dec 31 22:00:54 CST 2014

The differences are the door, which doesn't really mater, the heads, the
linear positional, and reformat the pack. most regular packs can be
reformatted. There are 2 boards from the A which are interchangeable with
the F (most of the newer drives have them), and they have a few dip
switches that need to be changed.

Another neat option which i don't remember the part #, if the RK05 front
panel with the TU56 type rotary switches to change  the drive ID # on the
fly. I think I kept a few for myself.

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at update.uu.se> wrote:

> On 2014-12-31 20:30, tony duell wrote:
>> Based on some boxes of stuff I unpacked today...
>> How could you quickly distinguish an RK05F spare head from a normal RK05
>> spare head?
> I wasn't even aware that there were any differences. But I guess there
> are, as you ask.
> It's been close to 30 years since I touched an RK05F...
> But the disk being fixed was the thing I knew. Is the optical thingy that
> tells the head movement a part of the head?
>         Johnny
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