While on the subject of cabinets...

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Wed Mar 2 11:46:54 CST 2022

> On Mar 2, 2022, at 11:45 AM, Chris Elmquist via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> 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 H9642
>> 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.

Might be a non-standard slide, or a defective lock.

> 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.

That's why H960 cabinets have optional front stabilizer feet.


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