HP tape drive novel repair

Stefan Skoglund stefan.skoglund at agj.net
Sat Jan 24 13:41:01 CST 2015

mån 2015-01-19 klockan 07:28 -0600 skrev Jay West:
> My thought (given there’s not a shortage of open space inside the chassis)
> was to put a car jack inside and jack it up thus pushing out the top. My
> concern there was that there would be an “equal and opposite reaction”).
> Perhaps a 2x4 that goes side to side under the jack would alleviate this.
> But on freenode #classiccmp (where I hang out pretty much every night),
> PJustice and Sark both had similar ideas for an alternative approach that
> took advantage of the fact that the top of the chassis has a lot of vent
> holes on top. I implemented their approach and it worked very well so I
> thought I’d document it with pictures and post here. I should note that this
> approach only works because the angle iron I used was 14ga. Anything less
> would just bend itself.

For car body repair it exists a method with spot-welded pins:
the pin is specially done to be able to spot-weld it with a electric arc
pull at them using slide hammer
remove the stub and clean up the damage afterwards.

This method will unfortunately destroy the zink layer.

Look for stub weld.

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