BA123 Side panels and Stuck TK50

Adrian Graham witchy at
Wed Aug 31 02:40:16 CDT 2016

On 31/08/2016 08:26, "Rob Jarratt" <robert.jarratt at> wrote:

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>> stephens
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>> Subject: Re: BA123 Side panels and Stuck TK50
>> I've bought a pile of drives recently, and may have one that you can
>> scavenge.  However I think mine may be TK-70's though.
> Actually mine was a TK70, I *think* the leader is the same in both drives in
> any case. If you have a spare that would be nice, but I think I may have a
> spare tucked away somewhere anyway. My query was really about whether it was
> possible to repair the tear, because one for the tip is not completely torn
> off.

We never repaired them at work, not least because the official DEC
guidelines said not to. Spare parts were cheap so it was a quick fix to
remove the cartridge and replace the leader.

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