Replace roller rubber on HP 9825 tape drive
rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Thu Jul 7 19:53:56 CDT 2005
At 08:46 PM 7/7/05 +0100, you wrote:
>> The really ingenous part is that the belt attempts to rotate the take up
>> spool about 10% faster then the other spool. That's what tightens up the
>> tape if it ever gets slack.
>How does that work? All points on the belt move with the same speed, the
>belt drives the outside of the 2 spools, so the surface speed of the
>spools must be the same. That's the tape speed. I don't see how it can
>move the tape faster on the takeup side.
I don't know but that's what HP claims in one of the computer manuals.
Maybe it doesn't work. That would match my experience!
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