Cleaning disk packs
quapla at xs4all.nl
Mon Dec 11 10:33:59 CST 2006
> Richard wrote:
>> In article <457CB284.4070406 at shiresoft.com>,
>> Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> writes:
>>> [...] Cleaning a pack takes about 20
>>> minutes (including disassembly and reassembly) so don't expect these to
>>> be done quickly.
>> Just out of curiosity, what's your procedure for cleaning them?
> See Lyle's reply below. It's not really that hard. I usually clean the
> outside of the pack first to get as much crud off of the pack before I
> split it open. I then remove the screws that hold the two halves of the
> pack (every other one around...2 passes and all of the screws are out).
> Since the pack is upside down to remove the screws I then remove the
> bottom cover. At this point the platter can be removed. I use 99.9%
> alcohol and lint free cloths. Having the platter exposed allows for
> careful inspection of the surfaces. I'm *very* conservative about the
> condition of the platter. I've rejected a number of platters already
> because of scratches, groves, burnt oxide, etc. I then clean the inside
> of the pack (usually just blow air). Reassembly is the reverse of
>> Is there a similar procedure that should be done for RL01 disk packs?
> I have an automatic pack cleaner for RL01/02 packs.
I have one for RK05 cartridges.
Very funny to see it in operation, a little arm with cleanin pads attached
to it move very slowely out and in while the disk spins at around 3 - 5 rpm.
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