MicroVAX 3100 Problem

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sat Jul 10 21:52:03 1999

>| Is this a TZK50 tape drive, or a TZ30 tape drive, or something else?
>I cant see aany identifier on the front of the drive. Thee labels on the
>tapes which belong to it say TK50K is this enough? If not do I need to
>open the box to look at the drive or are there distinguishing features on
>the front which will give you an idea what drive it is?

Well, a TZ30 is a little over an inch high, has a 'slidder bar' on the
bottom below the tape slot for ejecting the tape. It has three lights and
a push button on the side. The butten is to tell the system you're ready
to kick the tape out and that it needs to let go of the leeder.

The three lights are labeled:
        Write Protect
        Tape in Use
        Operate Lever

I strongly suspect this is the drive you have. BTW, are you using tapes
that say "CompacTape", also known as TK50's?

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