Re: HP9144 Tape Drive question.

Martin Hepperle


can you supply a sketch or just your "nominal dimensions" of the capstan drive wheel?

I now have three 9144 drives and some of the proper formatted tapes but so far I was not successful in restoring them.

I replaced the "rubber" drive ring by a silicon tubing as well as by an O-ring (circular cross section) and both did not work.
Either mangled the tapes or lead to self test error sequence.


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