Replace roller rubber on HP 9825 tape drive
tomj at wps.com
Thu Jul 7 00:33:32 CDT 2005
>> Well, I finally got around to attempting to re-spool this stupidly
>> designed tape.
On Thu, 7 Jul 2005, Tony Duell wrote:
> By driving the outside of the tape spools at a constant speed
> (that's what the belt and drive puck do), rather than turning the spools
> themselves by their axles, that's exactly what you get.
I agree with Tony. It's a brilliant design in fact.
If the belts are dying at 1 to 5 years, OK, blame the
manufacturer. But if we're talking about 10+ year old tapes,
please -- replace them with new ones (tapes have a limited life)
or accept that they are vintage and stop whining. You're using
them well past their design life.
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