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  Digital TU10 DECmagtape Transport by Bill Degnan - 09/05/2015 13:48
TU10 DECmagtape
circa 1972 TU10 DECmagtape Transport with tape door open and wall plates removed. This unit includes the TU10M (Master) backplane. Click for larger view.


TU10 DECmagtape backplane
This TU10 was a master unit ("TU10M"), meaning it contained the TM11 controller backplane installed in the cabinet with its own separate power supply. Pictured is backplane card sets for the "slave" components. You can see the TM11 controller as the backplane parallel to the front of the chassis. Click for larger view.


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TM11 Manual (the backplane controller cards found inside of the TU10 rack)

http://bitsavers.trailin...pe/tm11/TM11_Manual.pdf

NEXT - Clean and disassemble. My expectations are not super high that this drive can be restored into service, but I can at least clean and give it a go. Why not?

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  Disassembly and Cleaning by Bill Degnan - 10/30/2015 08:47
Digital TU10 Controller backplane removed
The TU10 and backplane have been removed from the rack and placed carefully on the floor for cleaning.


TU10 Rack
Bare Rack with all components and doors removed.


The TU10 has been successfully disassembled and moved into the clean basement for further restoration.

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Pic 3 (thumb above)

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