RK05 classic computing trivia question
bqt at update.uu.se
Thu Jan 1 09:07:35 CST 2015
On 2015-01-01 05:00, Paul Anderson wrote:
> The differences are the door, which doesn't really mater, the heads, the
> linear positional, and reformat the pack. most regular packs can be
> reformatted. There are 2 boards from the A which are interchangeable with
> the F (most of the newer drives have them), and they have a few dip
> switches that need to be changed.
I might be misremembering, but I seem to remember the RK05F that I
played with had the same door, except it had been fixed in place.
> Another neat option which i don't remember the part #, if the RK05 front
> panel with the TU56 type rotary switches to change the drive ID # on the
> fly. I think I kept a few for myself.
I have one. The front side identifies it as a RK05J if I remember right.
But I don't know what part # for the conversion.
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 5:36 PM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at update.uu.se> wrote:
>> On 2014-12-31 20:30, tony duell wrote:
>>> Based on some boxes of stuff I unpacked today...
>>> How could you quickly distinguish an RK05F spare head from a normal RK05
>>> spare head?
>> I wasn't even aware that there were any differences. But I guess there
>> are, as you ask.
>> It's been close to 30 years since I touched an RK05F...
>> But the disk being fixed was the thing I knew. Is the optical thingy that
>> tells the head movement a part of the head?
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Johnny Billquist || "I'm on a bus
|| on a psychedelic trip
email: bqt at softjar.se || Reading murder books
pdp is alive! || tryin' to stay hip" - B. Idol
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