|Re: A MoHPC's 9114 Repair Manual?|
Message #3 Posted by Tony Duell on 29 May 2007, 4:39 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by PeterP
One question in particular to Tony Duell: I have a reference to your datafile article on how to clean the 9114. Yet as it is your article I was unsure if you would want it included in the document, so I have not included its contents as of now (and a link to it is AFAIK not available). It has been invaluable to my cleaning efforts yet if you prefer to not have it as part of a larger document, maybe the articles section of this site might be a very good place as well (that is how I have linked in the information from Steve's article into the document. Via a link to the article section here)
I have no objection to the article appearing in the document, provided I get credit for it. Perhaps as a separate section (appendix?) with 'Tony Duell's DataFile article' as a title.
How you get the article is another matter. I can easily provide you with the plain text version of the textual part (just e-mail me). But I don't have a fast net connection, so I can't do the photos. Perhaps Bruce Horrocks (HPCC editor) can provide you with the article.
I have now discovered there's a second version of the eject mechanism, which seems to have come in about the time of the FC16 PCB (old drives have an FC9 PCB). It doesn't come apart so completely, the linkages are rivetted to the chassis parts. So there's less to take off, but cleaning the old grease out is harder.
I have no idea if it ever turned up in the 9114A, though.
I did take one of these apart and photograph it, and was planning on writing a second article covering that. Unfortunately, due to, how shall I say, disagreements withing HPCC, I don't know if/when I'll bother to write it, or indeed if it will ever be published.