Unfortunately I could not find a tape to do at least rudimentary testing.
If you're interested, I'll give you a much better price in a direct sale.
Contact me privately and I can provide more information about the drive and
try to test it.
On Thu, Nov 10, 2022 at 11:09 AM Jon Elson via cctalk <cctalk(a)classiccmp.org>
On 11/10/22 12:18, Chris Zach via cctalk wrote:
Indeed. I have a Cybernetics 8505 in the shed, I
looking at it and wondering if it still worked.
What tends to go on these things? Rubber in there,
Clearly, rubber rollers go bad, but there seems to be
something else going on, because when ours went bad, they
would start blinking LEDs without any movement of stuff
inside. So, some of the chips failed internal self-test.
Or, that's how I remember it.