Help w/ HP 88780 Tape Drive

Ali cctalk at
Thu Dec 3 11:51:02 CST 2015

So I got my hands on an HP 88780 1/2" Tape Drive from list Member Mark
(Thanks!). The drive physically looks to be in good shape but was pretty
dirty when I got it. I've cleaned up the drive and powered it up. 

The good news: 

The drive powers up. Initially I had trouble getting it to load a tape but
that seems to have been resolved. 

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