Repairing Tape Leader Damage in TK70 Drive

js at js at
Fri Aug 26 14:26:41 CDT 2016

Are they still for sale?

On 8/26/2016 2:12 PM, Mark Wickens wrote:
> 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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