Cleaning RK05 packs (Was: LGP-30 Memory Drum Update)
aek at bitsavers.org
Thu Jan 5 08:40:34 CST 2017
isopropyl alcohol works. TFE is better, if you have some stashed.
If you can find them anywhere, Texwipe made a plastic wand that looks like
a tongue depressor with a slit down the middle and a lint free sleeve
called the Texsleeve (tx300 sleeve, tx800 wand) that you would use to clean heads
Minor head crashes leave a tar-like residue that you need to remove. A pack inspector
is a handy thing to have (spinle with microscope and illuminator on the rack and pinion)
to look for surface damage.
On 1/5/17 5:22 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > From: Klemens Krause
> > We clean our RK05 disks in a very robust way: with cheap burning spirit
> > and paper towels. ... We rubbed away thick black traces from occasional
> > head crashes and we never removed the oxide coating with this torture.
> I am about to get a large batch of RK05 packs, so I am interested in the
> details of this.
> First, what is 'burning spirit'? (I assume this is a straight translation
> into English of some German term, but not knowing German... :-) After poking
> around with Google for a while (hampered no little by the fact that it's the
> name of a band, and also a term in World of Warcraft :-), it seems like it
> might be acetone?
More information about the cctalk