While on the subject of cabinets...

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 2 11:52:48 CST 2022

On 3/2/22 12:46, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
>> 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.

RL's will flip it too.  And let's not even go into RA's.  :-)


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