RL drive lubrication
henk.gooijen at oce.com
Thu Apr 13 06:19:43 CDT 2006
One thing is sure: you need the alignment pack to align the RK05.
BTW Brad, I will check what boards of RL drives I have. I can't
remember if they were from RL01 or RL02 drives, and if the boards
are OK. Better have a dead board than none. A dead one can be
repaired. No board is, well ... nothing.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
> [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Brad Parker
> Sent: donderdag 13 april 2006 13:04
> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: RL drive lubrication
> J Blaser wrote:
> > I opened each drive up, and did two things to each: 1) With
> > the upper and lower head 'trays' propped apart, I manually
> > exercised the r/w head carriage, moving it back and forth a
> > number of times, and 2) I put a couple of drops of oil on the
> > top of each motor's shaft, which was easily reached with the
> > service cover off.
> I'm curious if anyone has done something similar with an RK05.
> Certainly the bearings can be replaced, but can they also be
> cleaned and relubricated? is it safe to pull the entire
> voice coil assembly apart, clean the bearings and tracks,
> relubricate and reassemble?
> any suggestions? thx.
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