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  • Dave McGuire
    ... 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
    Message 1 of 25 , Sep 20, 2011
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      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:
      >> 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.

      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.

      -Dave

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      Dave McGuire
      Port Charlotte, FL
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