27582Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: DC 100A Tape Belts
- Oct 2, 2012Hi,
I've had rubber bands work well on 3in floppy drive but the belts in a
DC100A are very thin, cutting something down would difficult.
Should anybody want them I have 11 DC100A (2 new sealed, 9 used once,
all boxed) from a PWS Colt memory tester see -
http://www.soemtron.org/stockdisposalmisc.html - they are located in the UK.
On 28/09/2012 02:47, joshbensadon wrote:
> --- In email@example.com
> <mailto:midatlanticretro%40yahoogroups.com>, "s100doctor" <hjohnson@...>
> > But rubber bands of all sizes can be found in various office supply
> stores. You need one "close" to the length you broke, if it's stretched
> too far it likely will have too much tension.
> Thanks Herb, but your advice is worth lots more than 5 cents.
> If you do have some DC100A tapes, consider them sold.
> I tried 1 rubber band, about 1/2 the length of the original because it's
> rubber and streches much more than the original vinal? belts.
> It didn't stay on the rollers, but that might be because it was a square
> belt instead of flat. But I will say, for the time it did stay on, it
> looked very promising! The tape moved smoothly, the tension felt good.
> I'll find some more flat rubber bands and give them a try when time
> permits. The flatter, the better, there isn't a lot of space between the
> I'll also start shopping around at those other places.
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