27458re: [midatlanticretro] Re: DC 100A Tape Belts
- Sep 24, 2012
>DC 100A tapes? Inside the actual tape there's a belt that drives the reels
> joshbensadon wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Does anyone know where I can buy some replacement belts for these old
and they've snapped on two tapes. The belt measures 9.568" by 0.100" by
> >rubber belts, such as those used to drive a diskette drive spindle from a
> > Thanks,
> > Josh
> Bill Degnan replied with a reference to a company that makes cloth and
motor. Josh is referring to a rubber belt inside the tape cartridge. It is
not rubberized cloth. This further description may be more helpful.
>The rubber simply rots and breaks. Offhand, I've not tried repair. Other
> I've had tape cartridges which have had broken belts as Josh describes.
than trying a belt from another tape (which could break), you might see if
you can find rubber bands of about the same dimensions, see if those work.
PLease report results here, negative or positive.
>You might want to call them anyway.
> Herb Johnson
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