HP2648A tape drive capstans

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Sun Feb 5 18:31:26 CST 2006


In article <Pine.LNX.4.61.0602051131100.16749 at linuxserv.home>,
    Christian Corti <cc at corti-net.de>  writes:

> On Fri, 3 Feb 2006, Joe R. wrote:
> >   Don't bother with the old HP tapes. I've never seen a one that worked
> > more than a couple of days, even NOS ones. And I've tried dozens of them. I
> 
> My old ones (over 20 years old) work flawlessly. And my NOS ones (3M) work 
> nicely, too. I use them regularly to load some simple programs into a 
> HP1000 system or to transfer files between HP1000 and UNIX.

Maybe the issue in question then isn't the tape, but that the drive is
out of alignment.  When a floppy is out of alignment, it won't matter
if you put brand new disks in them, it won't work properly.

The service docs and technical docs for the tape drive are on
<http://www.hpmuseum.net>
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