Repairing Tape Leader Damage in TK70 Drive

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at
Fri Aug 26 13:01:05 CDT 2016

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> Subject: Re: Repairing Tape Leader Damage in TK70 Drive
> On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 8:16 AM, Rob Jarratt <robert.jarratt at>
> wrote:
> > I have found a tear in the "arrow head" of the leader of a TK70 drive.
> > I do have a spare somewhere should I need it, but I was wondering if
> > anyone has any clever ways to repair it?
> We always just replaced them back in the day.  Now, with the tools we have,
> I wonder how well laser cut PET film would work as a replacement.

In the day I tried several hacks on TK50 drives I think. Always ended up using a spare..

> -ethan


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