aaron at aaronsplace.co.uk
Sun Dec 17 12:13:19 CST 2017
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>> Subject: Re: RL02 weirdness
>> >> I wonder if you fell into the 'trap for the unwary' here. The heads
>> >> are named by the direction they face. So the upper head, nearest the
>> >> top of the drive, is the 'down' had as it faces down onto the
>> >> platter. Similarly the lower head is the 'up' head. Yes, it confused
>> >> me at first,
>> > I'm not sure, because the labels on the female connector says up or
>> > down, as does the circuit board. So I connected them so up->up and
>> > down->down, which resulted in this crash. So maybe the person who used
>> > it before me fell into the trap you mention, failed to get it to work,
>> > and then ended up with me in a none-working state?
>> I just checked and it looks like they are in correctly. The head for the
>> of the platter is labelled down, and the lower head is facing up. The only
>> thing I changed is connecting up->up and down->down.
>> So, I'm not sure. I cleaned the packs well a while back - I'm just hoping
>> wasn't something left over which caused the crash.
> If these are the ones you got from may I may have put the leads back the
> wrong way round. :-(
> I suspect they have been bounced about so much in my car they may be out of
> I would see about checking the alignment before doing anything else...
They are the ones from you but it's odd how the lower head didn't crash
the way you had it connected :) I will study the manual a bit more...
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