What do you people use for tape cleaning ?

From: Bill Pechter <pechter_at_pechter.dyndns.org>
Date: Thu Mar 1 13:01:11 2001

> Jarkko Teppo <jarkko.teppo_at_er-grp.com> wrote:
> > as the subject says, what do you people use for tape cleaning ?
> Isopropyl alcohol (>91%) and lint-free cloths. Should be OK on all HP
> 914x and 79[78]x drives *excepting* 7976, whose drive is some bizarre
> STC contraption that is made with the vacuum columns lined with
> little glass beads that are glued to the sides of the column --
> alcohol is a solvent for this glue!
> -Frank McConnell

the same glass bead tape is used in DEC drives... watch out on the use
of alcohol on the vacuum column walls.

(This includes TU/TE10->16 TU45's TU77/8's and probably the STC TU7x's.)


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