HP Repair parts needed (urgently...)

From: Frank McConnell <fmc_at_reanimators.org>
Date: Tue Sep 7 20:49:31 2004

Bob Shannon wrote:
> 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.

Back in the 1980s when we had 7970Es hooked up to 3000s and in
production, the release tabs used to crack once in a while too. I had
one break off in my hand. I wasn't pulling on it any harder than
usual, it just gave. The stress of repeated use weakens the plastic.

Of course, back then, we had two 7970Es on that 3000, and a phone call
led to an HP CE arriving to replace the broken part.

-Frank McConnell
Received on Tue Sep 07 2004 - 20:49:31 BST

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