[BBC-Micro] Digital Services Digistore Tape Drive

Jules Richardson julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Dec 20 23:10:06 GMT 2006


Ian Wolstenholme wrote:
> In record time, ...

blimey! :-)

> And it works!! Although I haven't recovered anything
> from the tapes.  There are 4 tapes, one unmarked and
> loose and three in cases marked "Thursday A", "Friday B"
> and "Friday C".  The loose one and "Friday B" say "Bad
> tape" when I try to use them and give "Medium error"
> and "Recover error" respectively, whilst the other two
> tapes say "Blank check" so they must be empty.

Whip the lid off the thing and give the head a clean with a cotton bud soaked 
in some isopropyl alcohol if you haven't already. It's probably filthy...

> As soon as I get a cable knocked up to connect both the
> Winchester disc and the Digistore at the same time (why
> did Acorn put that 37-pin D-type socket on the back??!!!)

I hear ya!

cheers

Jules



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