Re: [midatlanticretro] VAX-11/750 stuff, was Re: Lengths we go to get computers
- On Sep 17, 2011, at 6:58 PM, David Gesswein <djg@...> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 03:27:04PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:Oh, yuck. I will check for this. Thanks for the tip! I have a few machines with TU-58s; a PDP-11/44 and VAX-11/730 aside from the aforementioned VAX-11/750. This materials degradation is just plain heartbreaking.
>> I don't know, I haven't been able to power it up yet. I did get some
>> TU58s with that machine but I've not yet gone through them. The machine
>> itself came up on this truck but the media is still down in FL; let's
>> catch up on this when I'm a bit better organized and can arrange to
>> power up the machine. Thank you very much for your offer!
> I have a bunch of TU58's also. Mine have a problem where the oxide sticks
> to the belt so when the tape moves it pulls a little bit of the oxide
> off so the cartridge then won't work. You may want to move by hand then
> inspect the tape of one that doesn't have anything important on it before
> trying useful ones. I heard of another person with this problem but don't
> know how common. Someone said baking may work to prevent the sticking but
> I haven't tried since I didn't need anything on them.
Port Charlotte, FL