anyone have a working Apple 40 meg tape drive?

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Mon Sep 1 04:29:00 2003

On Sat, 30 Aug 2003, Al Kossow wrote:

> I think I've come up with something that will work.
> The outer and inner cross section of the roller is .7" and
> .5" so I dug around at Weird Stuff to see if any old DC2000
> drives were close. The Colorado 250 appears to be, and with
> a bit of work with a small flat blade screwdriver I was able
> to remove the rubber from the .5" shaft. Now, I need to clean
> the goo out of one of the MCD-40 mechanisms and try it.
> This may be a workaround for the HP's as well. If someone has
> a caliper handy, I'm curious what the cross sections are for
> the roller in that.

Nearly all of the DC2000 type Colorado drives use the same roller, and
they are pretty common. Didn't someone on the list find a type of hose
that worked to replace some of these rollers? All of the Wangtek drives
for my systems have had their rollers turn into that goo mess.

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