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8mm Cleaner Cartridge Depletion Indicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118808D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Faith, T: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of showing how a bright red or orange supply hub in an 8mm cleaner cartridge would provide a clear indication to the tape drive operator that the cleaner cartridge is depleted and it is time to use a new cartridge.

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8mm Cleaner Cartridge Depletion Indicator

      Disclosed is a method of showing how a bright red or orange
supply hub in an 8mm cleaner cartridge would provide a clear
indication to the tape drive operator that the cleaner cartridge is
depleted and it is time to use a new cartridge.

      Tape drive operators cannot tell when their 8mm cleaner
cartridges are depleted.  This problem is currently being experienced
on 8mm tape drives and probably on other tape devices using cleaner
cartridges.  A bright red or orange supply hub (1) in the cleaner
cartridge would provide a clear indication to the tape drive operator
that the cleaner cartridge is depleted and indicate that it was time
to use a new cartridge.