MicroVAX 3100 Problem

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_mcmanis.com>
Date: Sat Jul 17 17:00:27 1999

If you don't care about the tape, then from the front of the drive look at
the right hand side. There is a little motor with a corkscrew like
mechanism on it. Press back against the spring with your finger and you
should be able to operate the lever, then remove the tape cartridge and
pull the tap out. You will have a pile of tape when you are done.

At 10:45 PM 7/17/99 +0100, you wrote:
>| In any case your next step is to carefully remove the drive from the
>| machine, even with the cover on top of the tape drive itself I believe
>| you'll be able to see if the tape is wound around the takeup reel.
>Sorry to bother you gain, I have now removed the drive from the machine and
>taken the logic board off the drive. There is a lot of tape on the tkeup
>reel (about 1/2" thickness). How do I either unloaad the tape manually or
>persuade the drive to release the cassette so that I can pull out the tape.
>I am not bothered about the data on the tape, I just want to get it out of
>the drive so that I can use the drive again.
Received on Sat Jul 17 1999 - 17:00:27 BST

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