Charles H Dickman
chd_1 at nktelco.net
Tue Nov 24 17:20:22 CST 2009
Guy Sotomayor wrote:
> 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
Seems straightforward enough. What is the source of compressed air and
what kind of lint free cloth do you use? Does vacuum have any use?
I imagine the process of cleaning an RK05 drive would be very similar.
Basically remove ALL the dust and then put it back together. Has anyone
experience in cleaning an RK05 drive? I have one that was left open for
several years before the machine was decommissioned.
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