[rescue] Exabyte 8500S - oui ou non?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Dec 20 18:08:08 CST 2003

On Thursday, November 20, 2003, at 12:16 AM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
>>> The only thing I've ever seen a problem with on DLT tapes is the
>>> "hook" on the end of the tape media itself.
>>    This problem dates all the way back to the earliest implementation 
>> of
>> DLT technology, the DEC TK50.  I have repaired more of those blasted
>> things than I care to remember.  The design has stood the test of 
>> time,
>> but so has that design flaw.
> How do you fix 'em?  Is there a repair kit, or is it 
> super-glue-and-pray?

   Depends on what's wrong with 'em.  If the tongue has come off the 
hook, just get in there with some long needlenose pliers and pull it 
back over the hook.  If the tongue has worn out and broken, order a new 
one, take the drive apart, and replace it.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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