HP Repair parts needed (urgently...)

From: Bob Shannon <bshannon_at_tiac.net>
Date: Tue Sep 7 18:08:39 2004

I urgently need a part to repair an HP tape drive.

What I'm looking for is the hub release mechanisim from a HP 7970 A, B,
C, or E drive. This same
part may also be used on other HP tape drives as well. The same
mechanisim is used for both the
supply and take-up reels.

If you have a parts machine HP tape drive, please contact me ASAP.

To remove this part from a drive, lift the tape reel unlocking tab on
the front of the hub.
You will see a small phillips head screw, remove this screw (it does not
need to be fully
unscrewed, but you might as well...).

With the locking screw removed, unscrew (counter-clockwise) the release
mechanisim from the
hub while preventing the hub from turning (simple finger pressure should

How I broke my release mechanisim....

I had a reel of tape with a rather sticky write-enable ring mounted, and
it stuck to the hub. Even
with the release tab lifted I was unable to get this reel of tape off
the hub. I managed to free the
offending reel of tape, but in the process the release tab got whacked,
and the cams under the
tab cracked and split.

The major pain of this is, I need to cut a bootable tape, and now I
cannot even mount a reel.
Received on Tue Sep 07 2004 - 18:08:39 BST

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