DC100 tape cartridges

From: Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org>
Date: Sun Dec 3 14:44:55 2000

I seem to have accumulated a small pile of HP-flavored DC100 tape
cartridges, some interesting, most not. Samples from the
not-interesting DC100s suggest that many are afflicted by
sticky-tension-loop, meaning they've been left to sit long enough that
the tension loop that runs between capstan and the supply and takeup
reels has become stuck to the tape where they touch, and when the
capstan is spun they will peel some of the oxide off the tape.

Does anybody have any ideas how to un-stick a tape that's been left
sitting? Careful disassembly? Steam? WD40?

-Frank McConnell
Received on Sun Dec 03 2000 - 14:44:55 GMT

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