ggs at shiresoft.com
Tue Nov 24 12:29:30 CST 2009
On Nov 24, 2009, at 10:58 AM, Alexandre Souza - Listas wrote:
>> One thing that I fear is that the knowledge to *properly* clean a
>> is going away. There is (was?) a place near Boston that would do it,
>> and I am sure Farris can as well, but I know of no others.
>> It would be nice to document how packs are cleaned, so we can do this
>> in the future.
> I was going to ask the same, how do you clean a pack?
Generally what I do is the following (note that I've only cleaned RK05
and RL packs):
1. blow out any dust/grime with compressed air
2. do an initial cleaning of the outside of the pack with alcohol and
lint free cloths
3. disassemble the pack
4. clean platter with alcohol and lint free cloths. This also
provides the opportunity to inspect the surfaces. I toss any platter
that shows any abnormalities (cleaning up after a head crash is too
time consuming to waste on a marginal pack)
5. clean the remainder of the pack with alcohol and lint free cloths.
6. use lots of compressed air
7. reassemble the pack
It takes me 1/2 hour to 1 hour to clean a pack. I do this in a bright
well lit and well ventilated space. I haven't had a single head crash
since I started doing this. I've probably done a few dozen packs this
way. However, I have ~300 pack backlog. :-(
TTFN - Guy
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