RL02 weirdness

Aaron Jackson 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
> top-side
>> 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
> there
>> wasn't something left over which caused the crash.
>> Thanks,
>> Aaron.
> 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
> alignment.
> I would see about checking the alignment before doing anything else...
> Dave

Hi Dave,

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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