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Fri Nov 9 10:25:57 CST 2007
In article <Pine.LNX.4.61.0711091555160.6968 at linuxserv.home>,
Christian Corti <cc at corti-net.de> writes:
> We've got a Tektronix 4051 with the optional Data Comms Interface and tons
> of tape cartridges. As the belts in the Scotch/3M DC300 tapes are worn out
> or torn I need to copy the contents 1:1 to other media. But how?
> The simplest would be to write a simple BASIC program that will read in
> each tape file and send it over V.24 (and back again for new media).
If the belts are worn or torn in the cartridge, how is a BASIC program
going to help? I think at that point you need to somehow mechanically
move the tape over a read head after you've removed the tape from the
cartridge or somehow replace the belt in the cartridge.
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