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Adding a Second DLT Drive

Ayman Altounji
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Adding a Second DLT Drive

I am looking to add a second DLT drive to my TL891 Changer. I have a few 35/70 drives here that are not currently in production.

How can I obtain the a Compaq Door Lever to install on the drive.

Will this lever install on a standard DLT drive, or does it require additional parts/configuration?
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Adding a Second DLT Drive

Hello, Sorry but you can't add 'any' DLT Drive - it has to be spare part number 124124-001 or option part 120878-001. the levers are available from Compaq inder spare part 126136-001 ( you get a pack of 10 ). Hope that helps .....
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Adding a Second DLT Drive

Can someone please explain why Compaq had to make this DLT proprietary? There is absoultley they couldn't design this system to work with a standard DLT drive. A Compaq DLT drive that will work in this changer is over twice the price as a standard off the shelf DLT.
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Adding a Second DLT Drive

mrtoledo? -Did you try anything in the end. Am in a similar situation myself. email me at d_j_coe@yahoo.com

Getting the library to recognise the drive seems to be the problem.