Tape Drive Capstans

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Jan 29 18:58:49 CST 2015

On 01/29/2015 04:02 PM, TeoZ wrote:
> I used to think that computer rubber parts had more issues because of
> old laser printers being close by releasing ozone (hell on humans and
> rubber parts). Once the rollers start getting soft they are junk. Never
> really had much of a problem with bad rubber on my tape equipment but I
> have received a few old NEC Versa laptops where their rubber pads on the
> bottom had literally turned to snot I had to clean out with q-tips.

I've unpacked NOS QIC drives still sealed in anti-static bags with the 
rubber turned to goo.


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