Repairing Tape Leader Damage in TK70 Drive

Mark Wickens mark at
Fri Aug 26 14:12:54 CDT 2016

I tried fashioning my own leaders from various materials but could never
find one robust and flexible enough compared to the originals, so did in
the end resort to buying a stock.

On 26 August 2016 at 19:23, shadoooo <shadoooo at> wrote:

> Hello Rob,
> I don't think the leader can be repaired, as the used polymer doesn't
> react well with glues, simply out will not be robust enough.
> But if you have some patience and a sharp knife, topi can cut out new
> leaders from black plastic layers, I used old X ray films of the bones.
> I did it for all of my drives (only had broken at start), and it worked.
> For me it was tricky to find the right shape of the original leader, but
> you have the damaged one...
> Andrea

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