Tape Drive Capstans

Charles charles at uniwho.com
Thu Jan 29 13:16:14 CST 2015

You can replace those with organic polymer caps,  then leaking goo will never happen.  

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> On Jan 29, 2015, at 1:55 PM, "Ali" <cctalk at fahimi.net> wrote:
> Does anyone know if at any time in the past thirty years if the material
> used to make capstans has changed? I.E. can one be more confident of tape
> drives manufactured after some era to have non-goo capstan or is it that all
> tape drives (including ones manufactured now are ticking time bombs?
> Also how do you guys check capstans? Just stick long Q-tip in there? Thanks.
> -Ali

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