[rescue] Help with an ailing Sun QIC 150 tape drive

Kurt Nowak knowak at alumni.calpoly.edu
Tue Oct 30 01:42:14 CDT 2007

Kurt Nowak wrote:
> Kurt Nowak wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I recently had a need to break out my Sun Archive QIC-150 tape drive 
>> (Sun P/N 370-1218-04) to read some old archives, and had the misfortune 
>> of discovering that the pinch roller has turned to a sticky black goo! 
>> Anyone else ever had this problem? Ive been reading up on this 
>> phenomenon and apparently its not so uncommon on older equipment. Is 
>> there anyone out there who still has a working one or these? If so and 
>> you own a pair over vernier calipers, could you be so kind and measure 
>> the outside diameter of the rubber pinch roller? I found a guy on line 
>> who rebuilds these rollers with a superior rubber compound.
>> Thanks in advance!!
>> Kurt
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> Thanks to those who replied. I will post back with a progress report 
> once I get that far. BTW the guy who makes custom rollers is at: 
> http://www.srdpc.com/witt/
> Kurt
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Got my roller back today. He did a very nice job. The drive works as 
good as new once again. I highly recommend him if you want to restore an 
old qic drive... http://www.TerrysRubberRollers.com   Best of all you 
can reset assured that the rubber wont fail while your trying to do a 
SunOS install on your old Sun-3 machine :)


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