> If you think the head alignment is off I'd start with a new pack and
> try formating in then running the standalone diagnostics. That way
> the alignment won't matter. Then try a pack with known good contents.
--- Sounds like a good plan. Of course, there is a lot of work to do to get to that point. Need to reform/checkout/fix the power supplies and deal with the decaying foam. The foam collar between the blower and the card cage is mostly gone. The prefilter and holder are gone...
> The head alignment seems pretty stable so you should be ok as long as
> you didn't have to disassemble anything on the positioner. My drives
> exchanged packs fine and when I checked with my alignment pack they
> weren't that far off.
--- That's very encouraging :)
> If you hadn't noticed the drive has a battery pack to retract the heads
> when power is lost. It's normally bad if the drive has been sitting
--- Yeah, I've been giving that the hairy eyeball, trying to think of a better solution. Will probably just replace it, though.
> FYI: I have software that will dump and restore pack contents to a PC.
--- Thanks. That will be very useful for a backup, until I can acquire another RK05. Bill has kindly offered to write an OS/8 image on a disk pack, to get me started.
Love your site, by the way. Awed by all you've done.