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Thu Apr 6 08:50:47 CDT 2006
In article <4434B125.2080805 at msm.umr.edu>,
jim stephens <jwstephens at msm.umr.edu> writes:
> I have had problems with the tensioning band or rubberband turning due
> to rot (from Los Angeles Air). I saw this in only
> a few years of age.
I have wondered if storing some items in ziploc bags might not be a
bad idea. In my case, I am worried about NOS printer ribbons going
dry from the lack of humidity here.
I think for rubber it might keep it from drying out as fast as well,
perhaps it might be a good way to isolate the inner bands of your QIC
cartridges from the corrosive LA fumes?
> I doubt that any "baking" would be a good idea without explicit
> information as to the media, or the other parts
> of a cartridge. I know of parts of several I have seen that would not
> tolerate a baking, assuming this to be some
> sort of heat treatment. Of course any tape will heat up in use, in some
> closed enclosures for tape drives,
> but a lot of those units failed for the same reason.
You can always take a sacrificial tape and bake it (a little hotter
than you'd expect you'd need on a data tape) to see how well it fares.
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