What do you people use for tape cleaning ?

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Thu Mar 1 09:25:47 2001

  I have a cleaning kit for the HP 9144/9145 it uses what appears to be
isopropyl alcohol. I haven't used it in a while so I don't remember if
it's marked or not but that's what it appeared to be.

  Also the 9144/9145s are subject to the same feed roller rot that the
other HPs are so check your rollers and see if they've gotten mushy and/or
sticky. If they have then cleaning is not going to help.


At 09:26 AM 3/1/01 +0200, you wrote:
>as the subject says, what do you people use for tape cleaning ?
>I have a few drives that desperately need cleaning, a HP 9144 and a
>HP 9145 (the 9145 is smart enough the blink the "CLEAN" (or something)
>led on power-up). The not-so-desperate cases are a QIC-24, QIC-150,
>HP 7979A and a HP 7974.
>The few docs that I have seem to recommend some sort of Freon based
>substance but for some weird reason I can't find it in the stores:)
>So, now my plan is to use isoprophyl alcohol but I'd like to be sure
>before I do any damage.
>Thanks in advance,
Received on Thu Mar 01 2001 - 09:25:47 GMT

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