'melted' tape roller

From: Witchy <witchy_at_binarydinosaurs.co.uk>
Date: Tue Feb 3 12:40:32 2004

Hi folks,

I've seen this phenomenon on the likes of printers etc but I've never seen
it on a tape drive. Basically the rubber that used to surround the wheel
that controls FF/REW/Play functions on the tapedeck in my newly acquired
Sharp MZ80B has melted to a sticky black compound that's run down the
housing and gummed up the tape wheels.

Pix at

http://www.wowrarelook.co.uk/DSCF5821.JPG (244k) front of housing showing
icky stuff
http://www.wowrarelook.co.uk/DSCF5812.JPG (27k) control wheel

Note shiny surfaces where there shouldn't be shiny surfaces :)

I'd assume that the tape mechanism was a standard one but the question is,
can I still get the part seen in DSCF5812.JPG since it appears that's all
that's at fault?

Cheers as ever.

Binary Dinosaurs
www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk - possibly the UK's biggest online computer museum
www.snakebiteandblack.co.uk - ex-monthly gothic shenanigans :o(
Received on Tue Feb 03 2004 - 12:40:32 GMT

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