[vcf-midatlantic] Anyone with a QIC drive or original LaserDisc player coming to Festivus?

systems_glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 15:40:33 EST 2017


All belt-driven cartridges are subject to poor aging of the internal belt.
I've got a lot of DC600 carts that are useless because the internal belt
has gotten brittle and broken, rather than turned to goo.

Thanks,
Jonathan

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 3:30 PM, David Riley via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Do I recall that some QIC cartridges had internal belts that turn to goo
> eventually, or was that a different tape that I'm thinking of? Either way,
> obviously, beware media integrity, especially in re: moisture. The old "25W
> bulb in a small box for a week" treatment might be warranted.
>
> And if you ever do get it imaged, make sure you send the image off to
> Jason Scott at the Archive. :-)
>
>
> - Dave
>
> > On Dec 7, 2017, at 15:20, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >
> > I don't know. It looks like this:
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter-inch_cartridge#/media/
> File:QIC_DC600A.jpg
> >
> > But has a TI label on it, so I don't know what "size" it is.
> >
> > On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 3:16 PM, Jonathan Gevaryahu via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >
> >>> On 12/6/2017 10:03 PM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> >>>
> >>> The planets aligned, and it looks like I'll be able to make it to
> Festivus
> >>> this year :D
> >>>
> >>> I have a QIC tape that has the OS for the TI MicroExplorer LISP card I
> got
> >>> a few years back... and no way to read it. It's Mac formatted somehow.
> >>> Does
> >>> anyone have something that could read this tape?
> >>>
> >>> I've also got some somewhat degraded LaserDiscs from 1979 that don't
> play
> >>> in my 1990s player. If someone has one of the original machines with a
> >>> helium neon laser tube I'd love to see if the discs are salvageable.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks!
> >>>
> >>> Is it actually QIC, or is it one of those 100MB 'minitapes' apple used
> >> back in the day as an official apple tape backup for the mac II?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jonathan Gevaryahu
> >> jgevaryahu at gmail.com
> >> jgevaryahu at hotmail.com
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jason Perkins
> > 313 355 0085
>



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