Spinning up RL02 w/o head load ? (was Cleaning RK05 packs)

js at cimmeri.com js at cimmeri.com
Sat Jan 7 11:29:46 CST 2017

On 1/7/2017 11:44 AM, Jerry Weiss wrote:
> What is the best way to approach evaluating old RL02 Packs for 
> cleaning? Does anyone have experience opening up all the little 
> plastic tabs on the covers? I have a large stash of RL02’s that I had 
> planned to backup. I was planning on just doing a visual inspection on 
> each before loading. The only disassembly information I have found 
> uses the proverbial hammer - 
> http://williambader.com/museum/vax/43rl02topremoval.jpg 
> <http://williambader.com/museum/vax/43rl02topremoval.jpg> Jerry 

With mine, in a darkened room, I shone a flashlight in perpendicularly 
to reveal what debris was on the platter surface.  In all cases of the 
few packs I had to process, there was a light coating of dust on the 
platters, so I disassembled the pack and washed as previously posted.

For me, they had to be dust free before use.

They were not hard to diassemble, but there was a trick to the handle 
part (which I forget).

- J.

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