Cleaning disk packs
ggs at shiresoft.com
Mon Dec 11 02:13:56 CST 2006
> In article <457CB284.4070406 at shiresoft.com>,
> Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> writes:
>> [...] Cleaning a pack takes about 20
>> minutes (including disassembly and reassembly) so don't expect these to
>> be done quickly.
> Just out of curiosity, what's your procedure for cleaning them?
See Lyle's reply below. It's not really that hard. I usually clean the
outside of the pack first to get as much crud off of the pack before I
split it open. I then remove the screws that hold the two halves of the
pack (every other one around...2 passes and all of the screws are out).
Since the pack is upside down to remove the screws I then remove the
bottom cover. At this point the platter can be removed. I use 99.9%
alcohol and lint free cloths. Having the platter exposed allows for
careful inspection of the surfaces. I'm *very* conservative about the
condition of the platter. I've rejected a number of platters already
because of scratches, groves, burnt oxide, etc. I then clean the inside
of the pack (usually just blow air). Reassembly is the reverse of
> Is there a similar procedure that should be done for RL01 disk packs?
I have an automatic pack cleaner for RL01/02 packs.
TTFN - Guy
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