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Handling Of Defective Disk/track - Honeywell LEVEL 6 Operation Manual

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Figure 5-7. DIM9101 Assembly
a Prior to mounting a disk, visually examine
stacked flat and stored in a dust-free
its condition. The disk should not be torn,
container.
folded or creased. Avoid using a damaged
disk.
a A disk should be stored in an environment
that is the same as the diskette operating
o Keep disks clean. Handle with care as dust
environmen t.
and dirt smudges, especially on the record­
ing surfaces, can reduce the intensity and
o The recommended storage environment is
the accuracy of reading or recording sig ­
from 50°F to 115°F with a relative humid­
nals.
ity of 5% to 90%. Abrupt changes in
relative humidity must be avoided to pre ­
o Don't smoke in the computer room or near
vent warping or disk buckling.
the device, but if you must, be extremely
careful as smoke and ashes are dirt. Hot
o Disks must not be exposed to direct sun­
ashes are destructive to disks. Food and
light or intense heat nor stacked on top of
drink should be prohibited.
other packages.
a Proper storage of disks when not in use will
increase the life expectancy of the disk and
Handling Of Defective Disk/Track
reduce
the possibility of disk errors.
Although new disk packages are shipped free
of defects, spots on which records cannot be
o To reduce the problem of damaged or
successfully written can develop. If disk errors
defective disks, never bundle them during
begin to occur, a decision will have to be made by
storage. Do not roll them and avoid the use
the operator regarding replacement of the disk. If
of elastic bands. Disks should be neatly
the disk is physically damaged or should the
DISKETTE DEVICE
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