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Making new mini cassette tapes - Mike - 12-02-2002

I have about 20 brand new mini cassette tapes (Fluke) that fit the 82161a drive. The problem is they are not HP and are a tiny bit too short.

That results in them not having enough tape to get through the initialization process. At least I assume that is why they fail? I get some sort of end of tape error at the end. They clearly run to the end and then fail.

What I was going to do was to measure one of my old HP tapes and try to lengthen these tapes by splicing a length from another tape. One tape should be enough to lengthen 5 or 6 tapes.

Anyone else ever try this?

Re: Making new mini cassette tapes - Massimo Gnerucci (Italy) - 12-02-2002

Mike, have a look at this http://www.hpmuseum.org/cgi-sys/cgiwrap/hpmuseum/forum.cgi?read=24257