On 6/23/19 7:18 PM, Danr via cctalk wrote:
Someone gave me your info. I have a very important
tape I need help
with. The tape spooled off the end and I need the belt put back on.
Maybe getting the data off the tape too.
It?s a 3m dc2120 120Megabyte tape.
I?ve tried to do some practice tapes with junk tapes but I?m not
confident enough to do it.
Have you seen the following videos?
Link - Vintage HP Mini Cartridge Tapes Part 1: Refurbishing the Drives
Link - Vintage HP Mini Cartridge Tapes Part 2: Tape Salad
Marc talks about the issues that he ran into with his old QIC tapes.
Maybe you already know the information he shares.
I've personally put belts back on and ""reattached tape to one of the
reels. (There was enough leader that I didn't have a problem.) The
simple basics worked for me when I did it years ago. Your situation may
be more complicated.
Grant. . . .
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