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How to repair a tape drive (DAT or DLT)?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by King, Oct 1, 2003.

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  1. King

    King Guest

    Hi,

    I have a couple of backup tape drives that I would like to
    troubleshoot and repair. (one DLT and one DAT)

    Can someone point me in the right direction to say a "howto" on the
    subject resides, or supply me with some insightfull info?


    Thanks
     
  2. max

    max Guest

    whats wrong with these tapes?
     
  3. Having repaired analog tape recorders I suspect that the equipment
    required to repair DAT/DLT may be more expensive than the tape drive
    itself.

    DLT drives apparently have a common problem with the tape pickup
    mechanism, and I've seen the part alleged to repair that problem
    sold on eBay.

    Older DLT drives were made by Quantum, and some technical information
    was available on their site. It was nothing like a maintenance
    manual, however.

    Mike Squires
     
  4. | whats wrong with these tapes?
    | | > Hi,
    | >
    | > I have a couple of backup tape drives that I would like to
    | > troubleshoot and repair. (one DLT and one DAT)
    | >
    | > Can someone point me in the right direction to say a "howto" on the
    | > subject resides, or supply me with some insightfull info?
    | >
    | >
    | > Thanks
    |

    DAT uses similar technology to video tapes, in so far as an helical
    scanning head is used. So at least some of the information on the
    repair of video will also apply to DAT.

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    Harry (M1BYT)...

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  5. DS

    DS Guest

    They are a bit specialised. We send ours to Odyssey...


    http://www.odyssey.co.uk/services.htm


    DS
     
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