[micromanipulator6000] Update ...
shott at stanford.edu
Wed May 15 09:03:48 PDT 2013
Micromanipulator (and I-V measurement) users:
As you know, the Agilent B1500A is still out for repair. It is
currently scheduled for return early next week.
Several of you have noted that the HP 4145B has had a variety of disk
problems. While I was able to resolve the mechanical issues related to
inserting and removing disks, even once that has been resolved, the disk
is reporting read errors. I fear that this means that mechanical force
may have misaligned the read heads.
As you may know, even though this looks to be a "normal" DOS floppy
disk drive, it is anything but normal: it spins at a different speed,
has a different data rate, and uses different formatting. As a result,
there is no easy "run to Fry's" solution. I have, however, found a
service in Wisconsin that will take our disk drive in trade and return
us a refurbished unit. Our drive is being Fedexed to them today and I'm
hopeful that we may have a functional replacement drive in our hands
before the end of the week.
I will keep you posted,
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