Advice for tape drive repair / maintenance
Billy.Pettit at wdc.com
Mon Dec 18 19:18:17 CST 2006
Tony Duell wrote:
and you will need a service manual for the machine (but hey, do you really
have a machine that you don't have the service manual for?).
Yes, many machines. I can buy a new VCR/DVD combination for $89 with a one
year warrenty. Why would I want to waste a weekend repairing a worn out
VCR? That is time much better spent playing with my own designs, writing a
utility routine, or working on some old unique piece of computer gear.
Repairing a cheap piece of consumer electronics may be fun but the critical
shortage in my life is time. There is never enough to do all the fun
things, so I have to pick what gives the most pleasure. Repairing something
just to say I can do is not on my list of priorities.
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