[rescue] VS80 DLT tape drive question
me at dansikorski.com
Thu Dec 13 08:42:48 CST 2007
Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> After putting the whole thing back together and in the external
> enclosure... I heard
> something rattling around inside...
> I took it apart, and floating around in the external enclosure was the
> I think it is broken though... maybe Dan can confirm...
> in crude ASCII art, it looks like:
> / /\
Sorry, i didn't have one of these around for a while, but do again.
That spring is not broken, that is how the one that i have here looks.
> I think that one 'leg' of the spring is broken off.... unless the spring
> is supposed to
> go on the 'wide' shaft end (not visible when assembled), as it looks
> like there might
> have been two plastic 'bumps' on the end of it, that could have engaged
> with the
> inside 'flat' section... but if so, those 'bumps' have worn off....
> Can anyone confirm if my spring is broken, or if the larger diameter end
> (left side)
> of my flap is supposed to engage with the flat section in the center of
> the loop of
> the spring ?
> For now I think I'll reassemble and test with the VCR spring (which I
> put on the
> left 'pin' of the flapper, visible when assembled (between the 'plate'
> of the flapper
> and the plastic frame that the left side of the tape 'slides' on.
> ASCII art:
> ____ where I wonder if the original spring should go
> / ___ left side of tape slot
> |/ _ where I put my modified VCR hub lock spring
> || /
> |_--| |-
> | |
> | |
> | |
That is the side that the spring should go on. there is a slot on the
hinge that the inside of the spring goes into.
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