Need Freon TF Substitute for Head Cleaning

From: Frank McConnell <>
Date: Tue Jul 11 10:27:25 2000 wrote:
> There *are* some parts on tape drives that aren't supposed to be
> cleaned with alcohol. Some rollers and vacuum column sensors fall
> into this category.

Maybe some vacuum columns too. HP OEM'd an STC drive (to get a
6250bpi drive to market in a hurry) and called it the HP7976. The HP
CE-supplied rumor back in the day was that alcohol would loosen the
glue that held all those tiny glass beads to the walls of the vacuum

-Frank McConnell
Received on Tue Jul 11 2000 - 10:27:25 BST

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