My shipping address is:
11000 Chase Way
Westminster, CO 80020-3285
On Tue, 23 Oct 2001, Michael Schneider wrote:
thank you for your offer. I'm into the "cleaning, reading, cleaning..."
cylce now (since Sunday, actually), but unfortunately it does not look
good; the tape drives report errors for every tape i have, but still i
don't know whether the tapes are bad or the drives. I'm kinda stuck with
that: without a booting '730, i can't test the tape drives. Without tape
or drive, the '730 does not boot.
So, could you send me (privately) your shipping address, just in case?
(Which means: i practically gave up....)
But, of course, if i get a dump, i'll send you a copy. No problem.
I'm even think about placing it on my Website for download. My
local Compaq "authorities" said they would not give a damn...
Haven't asked HP yet, though 8-)
"Clint Wolff (VAX collector)" wrote:
I have a TU58 drive and could read the tape for you, but I am in
the USA so shipping could be an issue. You might try cleaning the
head with a cotton swab (Q-Tip) and rubbing alcohol (isopropyl
alcohol). I had a tape in the drive when a rubber roller went that
wouldn't read. I cleaned the head, read the tape, cleaned the head,
read the tape, cleaned the head, read the tape, until it read
without errors! Then I cleaned the head and threw the tape away...
PS If you do get a dump, I'd appreciate a copy. I'm archiving all the
TU58s I can find to CD-Rs...
On Sun, 21 Oct 2001, Michael Schneider wrote:
> Hello to all VAXenfolks,
> i do have a problem with a VAX-11/730 that i have reconstructed
Michael Schneider email: ms(a)silke.rt.schwaben.de
People disagree with me. I just ignore them.