Looking for RL02 cable and terminator
pete at dunnington.plus.com
Sun Oct 16 04:17:26 CDT 2005
On Oct 15 2005, 22:47, Charles wrote:
> but no cable or terminator. I could make my own if someone can
> tell me where to get the connectors that fit the drive end.
RL01 and RL02 cables have those funny connectors at both ends. It
sounds like you haven't got the ribbon cable for the interface end
either; that would be a short 40-way ribbon with a Berg connector on
each end with one of the opposite-gender funny RL0x connectors plugged
into one of the Bergs.
I've never seen those connectors elsewhere, but on the inside of the
drive, they're 40-pin headers like a Berg connector, so you could, as a
last resort, use something else to get you going.
> Also, I think someone cannibalized the disk brush out of mine :(
No, only early RL01s had brushes. There's a field change order to
remove them, and AFAIR RL02s never had brushes at all.
> Fault light was on, load light was not. I didn't hook it up to the
> interface board (obviously :) but not being well-acquainted with
> these drives I don't know if it *has* to be connected before the
> fault light goes off, or the heads free to load, or both...
It has to be connected and terminated before the fault light will go
> I do have a copy of the "RL01/02 Disk Subsystem User's Manual" but
> the service manual and parts list looks essential at this point.
> Hope it's on bitsavers ;)
Look for the Pocket Service Guide -- that will give you what you need.
Pete Peter Turnbull
University of York
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