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Cleaning: is ok?

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Cleaning: is ok?

I have c7438a hp dat72 drive

Inserted cleaning tape,green is on and amber is flashing

Is normal?

Is flashing since 8 hours..but i hear tape is moving.

What do you think?


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Re: Cleaning: is ok?

When Clean LED flashes - it means the drive requires cleaning. Load the HP DDS/DAT Cleaning Cartridge (C5709A)


NOTE: If the Clean LED is still flashing when you load a new or known good data cartridge after cleaning probably drive has hardware/firmware issue.


When Ready LED flashes and Clean LED is ON - it means Cleaning is in progress. Hence no action is required. The cleaning cartridge will eject on completion. The cleaning cycle can take up to 5 minutes to complete.


In your scenario, it is suggested to try with a new Cleaning Cartridge and if it takes more than 5 minutes to complete the cleaning cycle, the drive needs replacement.





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