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HP-71B / HP-IL troubles
Message #1 Posted by Gene on 9 Feb 2003, 4:02 p.m.

Hi. Have an HP-71B with a HP-IL module. Hooked up my HP-IL cassette drive.

Put in a tape with who knows what on it.


spun the tape around for a couple of minutes (like initialize always does) and then returned control to me. Seems like no problems.

Then tried COPY FILE1 to :TAPE

It spins up the tape like it is about to copy and then errors out with the message "checksum err"

Have tried this with 2 tapes.

Ideas? I'm thinking the tape drive has a problem.


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