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April 27, 1965 (52)
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Oslo, Norway
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Fixing a Micropolis (ST-506) drive

by tingo on November 13th, 2011 at 03:48 AM
Perhaps this might be useful to others: the drive I did this on is a Micropolis 1325.
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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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ND-Satellite/9 - trying to get life in it.

by tingo on October 23rd, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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.

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A blog? Gosh

by tingo on January 9th, 2010 at 02:46 PM
What, there is a blog here now? You people. Nice present.
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