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  1. Fixing a Micropolis (ST-506) drive

    Perhaps this might be useful to others: the drive I did this on is a Micropolis 1325.
    Quote Originally Posted by tingo View Post
    From a discussion on the cc-tech mailing list, I got a description on how to fix the "sticky bumper" problem on a Micropolis ST-506 drive. These drives have rubber "bumpers" as end-stops for the drive head. And after many years this rubber becomes sticky, resulting in the head not having enough power to "unstick" itself from the bumper when powered up.

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    Updated November 13th, 2011 at 04:53 AM by tingo (choosing a category)

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  2. ND-Satellite/9 - trying to get life in it.

    I connected a terminal (ND 320 aka Tandberg TDV 2200) to the console port using a current loop cable (yes, ND minimachines used 20mA current loop as their terminal link. They could use V.24 also, but this was less common). I turned on the terminal, then the machine. The machine powered up, and the power and OPCOM lamps lit up. I also got a # (the OPCOM prompt) character on the console. However, nothing more happened. Pressing OPERATE + LOAD on the front panel. didn't make anything happen either. ...

    Updated November 13th, 2011 at 04:53 AM by tingo (choosing a category)

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    Vintage experiments
  3. A blog? Gosh

    What, there is a blog here now? You people. Nice present.
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