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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-boun...@classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Aaron
> Jackson via cctalk
> Sent: 19 February 2018 22:28
> To: cctalk@classiccmp.org
> Subject: Seeking RL02K cartridge
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Inspired by CuriousMarc's recent video, I cleaned and fixed my RL02 heads.
Not
> with an ultrasonic cleaner unfortunately, but in a warm IPA bath. It
worked!
> Loading a crashed pack is obviously not a good idea, although I cleaned
the
> cartridge well, and figured with bad heads and a bad pack, I might as well
try
> it. The heads no longer crash and appear clean after loading, but the
cartridge,
> of course, cannot be read as the first track has been destroyed from the
initial
> crash. I think the crash was cause by bad heads before I got the RL02
drive.
> 
> I posted some pictures of the process here:
> 
> http://aaronsplace.co.uk/blog/2018-02-19-repairing-crashed-RL02-heads.html
> 


Looking at the pictures of the heads before and after I am struggling to see
a difference. What am I looking for?

Regards

Rob


> I am wondering if anyone would be willing to sell me an RL02K cartridge
for a
> sensible price?
> 
> After the cleaning I am guessing my alignment will be slightly off, but
from
> what I have read in the manual, this is will probably just result in the
read/write
> speed being reduced as the heads have to move slightly when switching
> between either side of the platter. Am I right in thinking this or
completely
> wrong?
> 
> Thanks,
> Aaron.
> 
> --
> Aaron Jackson
> PhD Student, Computer Vision Laboratory, Uni of Nottingham
> http://aaronsplace.co.uk

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