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Tape-cleaning machines

I use 9840 tape drives for my storage. We had a tape-cleaning machine that we used but now it is broken. Is it necessary to buy tape cleaning machine for 9840s or are they self-cleaning? If I had to buy one, which companies would you recommend I buy from? Your help will be highly appreciated.

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Sorry, this one is out of my league. There are too many different pieces of hardware for me to keep up on them all -- especially by model number. For this, I regret to say you should turn to the people who make the drive. Sorry.

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This was first published in May 2002

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