Rescue update: DEC RC-25s + / was Re: DEC cartridge ID

Robert Armstrong bob at
Mon Jun 8 08:21:31 CDT 2015

> Ethan Dicks [mailto:ethan.dicks at] wrote:
>I suppose if you found a way to wedge the upper and lower arms of
> the removable cartridge so the heads weren't damaged, ...

  I think it's even harder than that - the firmware in the drive will spin down if it thinks the removable cartridge isn't working.  Otherwise you could just put a bad cartridge in there and let it spin up, and empirically that doesn't work.


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