Dilog DQ132 question [now 9-track repair]
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 3 22:11:29 CDT 2008
On Apr 3, 2008, at 1:14 PM, John Foust wrote:
>> It seems that all of my 9-track drives are nonfunctional now. At
>> least two of them worked when put into storage; I'm very displeased.
>> I've given up on them for the moment and am going to try to get a
>> TK50 or TK70 working in the system.
> I mentioned this place back on 5/06, but I'll ask again.
> Where do you get repairs on old 9-tracks?
> Back then I'd bought an M4 9914, an Overland Data 5622, and an HP
> in the hopes that one would work but none did.
> After a few months of trying, I eventually exchanged emails and
> a phone call with http://www.comco-inc.com/ in the hope of getting
> one of them fixed. I never bit the bullet on shipping and
> repair costs, though.
Where to get repairs? I have tools, test equipment, and a service
manual for my HP 88780... ;)
The 88780 is a fairly modern device as 9-track drives go. It has
extensive onboard diagnostic capability. Do you have the docs to be
able to go through the test procedures? That should narrow things
down quite a bit for that tape drive at least. I'll be doing that
Port Charlotte, FL
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