HP-85 consumables.

From: Lyle Bickley <lbickley_at_bickleywest.com>
Date: Fri Oct 3 16:44:45 2003

I've got a couple of HP-85's and have found that HP98200A or DC100A tapes
are the only ones to work reliably. I tried some "Savin" DC100A look-alikes
which "almost" worked - but apparently had the wrong magnetic coating.
[Also, you have to make sure you HP-85 cartridge drive is O.K. - which
usually means you have "refurbished" its capstan with a new rubber and/or
plastic sleeve.]

Regarding paper - I have occasionally found the thermal paper (HP 82931A)
available on eBay. I have also found some "lurking" amongst the POS thermal
paper supplies of stores/warehouses - but it is NOT easy to find, being long
discontinued. You can substitute POS thermal paper if you get the right
size (I'm in the Sierra's right now and not near my office to measure the
proper size - it just has to be very slightly less width that the printer


Bickley Consulting West Inc.
Mountain View, CA 94040
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Smith" <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 11:32 AM
Subject: Re: HP-85 consumables.

> "Jay West" <jwest_at_classiccmp.org> wrote about the HP-85:
> > but, the tape cartridges can still be bought new. The HP-85 uses
> > QIC-40 tapes, the brand name being "DC-1000".
> Are you sure DC1000 cartridges will work? It's supposed to use
> DC100 cartridges, which are not QIC-40. I didn't think DC100,
> DC1000, and DC2000 cartridges were interchangeable, despite being
> the same physical size. But I haven't tried it.
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