Rescue update: DEC RC-25s + / was Re: DEC cartridge ID

Mike Ross tmfdmike at
Sun Jun 7 20:44:34 CDT 2015

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 3:56 PM, Robert Armstrong <bob at> wrote:
>>Ethan Dicks [ethan.dicks at] wrote:
>>did not come with a removable cartridge so I've not been able to spin it up
>   Yes, one of the annoyances of the RC25 is that you can't spin it up w/o the removable platter in place.  I have only one cartridge
> myself, and it's probably bad.  Somebody needs to come up with a hack to spin up the Winchester part alone (hint, hint :-)

That should be trivial. I've never laid hands on an RC25, but there
must be a microswitch that detects when a cartridge is installed, and
is accessible for bodging...?

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