Repairing Tape Leader Damage in TK70 Drive

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at
Fri Aug 26 15:35:35 CDT 2016

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Chuck
> Guzis
> Sent: 26 August 2016 20:59
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> Subject: Re: Repairing Tape Leader Damage in TK70 Drive
> On 08/26/2016 12:30 PM, Mark Wickens wrote:
> > Yes, I tried 35mm film but it isn't robust enough.
> Other possibilities that come to mind are "Gorilla tape" or "Taear-Aid"
> repair tape.   I haven't tried either on magnetic media, but they're
> pretty tough.
> --Chuck

It needs to be stiff and well attached to the actual magnetic tape.. I don't think Gorilla Tape is.  I think something like the clear film in a shirt stiffener might work....

There is a TK50 piccy well down this page here:-

I think that is the same as the TK70


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