Tape Drive & Tape Archival questions...
derschjo at msu.edu
Mon Aug 7 19:14:47 CDT 2006
Thanks! I'll give those suggestions a shot sometime in the near future.
Tony Duell wrote:
>> For taking care of #1, as far as I can tell the drive works except for a
>> rubber wheel that's turned to this lovely gooey tar. I don't
>> necessarily _need_ to fix the drive, since I have a compatible
>> replacement, but I'd like to keep the system as original as possible so
>> if it's possible to fix without too much work I'd like to do that. The
>> tape drive in question is an Archive 5945S-1. Anyone have any idea how
>> feasible it is to find a replacement wheel for this drive? Any good
>> places to look that you'd recommend?
> I've not had to do that drive yet (although I have a few of them, and
> related units, that will need doing soon). But the normal tricks for
> rollers that have turned to good are to :
> 1) Use silicone rubber tubing over the original hub. Maybe scrape it down
> to the right dfameter if necessary
> 2) Several layers of heatshrink sleeving over the original hub. I've
> never had any success with this method, others claim to use it
> 3) Silicone rubber O-rings in grooves machined in the original or a
> replacement hub. I use this with great success on HP caculator card
> readers (including the desktop models)
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