DCC-116 E / DATA GENERAL NOVA 2/10 / Nixdorf 620 - Restoring and restarting

jim stephens jwsmail at jwsss.com
Wed May 17 23:32:26 CDT 2017

On 4/1/2017 6:47 PM, Jay Jaeger via cctech wrote:
> Typically not, since with no tape it should act like all the holes are punched, yes?
with no tape, the Data Products servo ran open loop.  You'd think what 
you said was true, but IIRC, you didn't run them with no tape.

Later the 2230/60/90s had solid state and it wasn't a problem any more.  
I don't know about this printer, but in the 80's a lot of the printers 
worked similarly to the Data Products.

> Sent from my iPad
>> On Apr 1, 2017, at 18:04, Chuck Guzis via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> On 04/01/2017 01:45 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
>>>> On 4/1/17 12:33 PM, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote:
>>>> strange machine, there is a tape reader inside the printer.
>>> it is used to program vertical forms postioning. the format tape is
>>> in a loop
>> ...and whatever you do, don't lose the tape.  There will be
>> "interesting" consequences the moment some program does a form feed
>> (skip on channel 1)...
>> --Chuck

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