Archiving classic computer rubber part information

Al Kossow aek at
Sat Sep 11 12:51:17 CDT 2021

> The roller in the HP cartridge tape drives of various models have turned to crap also... I have one that came with an HP 3000 series 37 
> mighty mouse system   thst totally goo-ed a tape........ Any one with similar problem find a replacement roller? 

Yes, they are easily made from norprene tubing.
I do the same for DEC TU58 rollers.

The trick to cutting them is to put the tubing over a wooden dowel, then
cut with an xacto or single-edge razor blade.

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