HP Repair parts needed (urgently...)

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Wed Sep 8 11:28:15 2004


   I have some 7970 drives but no spare parts. I can loan you a hub but
you'll need to replace it sooner or later (or just make a deal for the
entire drive(s)).


At 07:08 PM 9/7/04 -0400, you wrote:
>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 Wed Sep 08 2004 - 11:28:15 BST

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