Advice for tape drive repair / maintenance
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Mon Dec 18 11:53:42 CST 2006
On 18 Dec 2006 at 9:17, Al Kossow wrote:
> Wangtek changed their roller design on later drives. Archive didn't, so
> you may be able to find 150meg drives that are new enough to survive.
> The most common source are Sun external 150meg shoeboxes, which have
> been readily available in the past.
This "goes to goo" seems to be manufacturer-related. I've got a
Wangtek drive with a gooey roller, but a Tandberg of the same age is
just fine, as is a Caliper.
If I check McMaster-Carr's online catalog, I see a bewildering number
of choices under "Rubber tubing". Does anyone have an idea about
what works best?
Then, there's heat-shrink neoprene tube; might work where a very thin
coating is needed.
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