Another rubber capstan turns to mush

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Sat May 3 22:24:00 2003

Quothe, from writings of Sat, May 03, 2003 at 08:58:49PM -0400:

> Hello All - bah, was just playing with my QIC drive, a WangTek
> 5150ES (Using dos tar!) and halfway thru the first listing
> tape stops. Turns out the rubber what drives the tape has gotten
> very soft. Anybody have a box full of cheap replacements?

Oops... it appears that you didn't use the /LCV (lowest capstan
viscosity) flag ;-) to prevent the tar command from attempting to turn
the rubber capstan into a tarry substance. :-(

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