Tape Drive Questions

From: Tothwolf <tothwolf_at_concentric.net>
Date: Wed Jul 17 15:44:00 2002

On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Frank Palazzolo wrote:

> 2) Anyone know who could tackle repairing such a thing? I've had no
> trouble fixing electrical problems, but tape drives are a whole
> different animal...
> I've basically examined 4 of these units and they all have mechanical
> problems. Emulating the system may prove to be the only way to ever see
> the software running.

Does there appear to be a common failure for all 4 drives? I'd have to
guess (without seeing the drives anyway) that they failed simply because
they need maintenance. Tapes drives in general are highly failure prone
anyway, due to their inherent design.

Received on Wed Jul 17 2002 - 15:44:00 BST

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