RL02 cable problem

David Betz dbetz at xlisper.mv.com
Wed Nov 16 14:10:42 CST 2005


That's probably me. Mine is an RL01 but the cable is probably the  
same. I wish *I* knew how to make my own new cable! I'm going to try  
to reconnect the one wire I know is broken in mine.

On Nov 16, 2005, at 2:55 PM, Charles wrote:

> I found (a) problem, probably (the) problem, after several hours
> of board-level debugging trying to figure out the Fault
> indicator... the fancy original DEC ribbon cable is bad at the
> Berg end where it plugs into the controller!
>
> With the board in the card extender, which is the only way to
> allow the cable to move and reproduce the problem, I flexed the
> ribbon cable to about 45 degrees above the board. Lo and behold...
> the Fault lamp went out :)
>
> I am now making a Berg-Berg cable and will install it from inside
> the drive compartment. This will obviously help but I'll post when
> (if) it's running. ;)
>
> Interesting that this same discussion is taking place on cctalk
> with someone else's "new" RL02...
>
> -Charles
>




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