RA-81 issues

Jerry Wright g-wright at att.net
Fri Feb 6 15:21:25 CST 2015

well now I feel real dumb.  I was looking for the  drive locks
and could only find the head lock.  Now I know the cable on 

the right is *not* for belt tension.  Thanks all

Henk, Is your 11/60 running

- Jerry    

On Friday, February 6, 2015 12:41 PM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at update.uu.se> wrote:

On 2015-02-06 20:54, Jerry Wright wrote:

> Did not see this come through so here it s again.
> I have a rack full of  RA81's, all Pass Rom base self test.  If  I try to spin
> up one of the drives, It will start to spin up and then just stop.  There are
> no front panel lights that come on or codes on the terminal screen.  all 3
> drives do the same.
> These are not connected to a controller, and  the manual does not say this
> is need.
> The forth one has no drive and the motor seems to turn hard,  is there a brake
> on the motor ???
> - what I'm I missing here
> Thanks Jerry

Do you have the power start sequencing cables in place?
Also, are the belts engaged, and the transport locks disengaged?


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