Some progress with my PDP-11/73 system
dbetz at xlisper.com
Tue Apr 10 07:58:01 CDT 2007
>> I soldered it back together but both drives still fail. At least
>> one of the drives spins up but then back down again.
> That can happen if the heads are stuck against the end stop inside
> the drive. There's a rubber bumper that goes sticky. Alison
> posted more information about that just a few days ago.
Yes, I saw those messages. At this point I'm not up for opening up
the drive to attempt a fix though. I guess if one of my good ones
stops working I may change my mind. Instead, I'm starting to look
into what is necessary for a minimal RT-11 bootable RX50 diskette.
Unfortunately, that's the only medium I have for moving things to the
hard drive on the PDP-11.
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