Symbolics MCD-405 tape drive / Georgens Industries

Josh Dersch derschjo at
Fri Oct 9 23:32:08 CDT 2015

On 10/8/15 3:53 PM, Josh Dersch wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 11:15 AM, Al Kossow <aek at 
> <mailto:aek at>> wrote:
>     Does anyone have a loose 3M/Georgens MCD-405 tape drive they could
>     take board pictures
>     and firmware dumps from, or any of the other MCD-40 series tape
>     drives? I'm trying to
>     figure out how similar it is to the one in the Apple 40mb tape drive.
> I believe I have one in my XL1200, I will check tonight.
> - Josh

So, I'm a day late, but here are some pictures:

If this is the right drive, and if you need the EPROM dumped, let me 
know and I'll take care of it this weekend.

- Josh

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