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DLT VS80 Driver Error

Julian White
Occasional Advisor

DLT VS80 Driver Error

My DLT VS80 has suddenly popped on the "drive error" light. I guessing that it's trying to tell me that something has gone wrong, but its got a tape in it and there seems to be nothing I can do to reset or free it (done all the press eject, turn it off and on again stuff). Is it totally bust or is there some magic I can work to get the tape out and get it working again?


Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT VS80 Driver Error

try this steps

if you can't succeed, call HP for a replacement if in warranty.

If out of warranty> ;-)

Brian K. Arnholt
Frequent Advisor

Re: DLT VS80 Driver Error


Your best bet might be to get a warranty replacement on it. Of 7 DLT Vs80 drives I installed recently, 3 have died with minimal usage on them, and I have gotten replacements for them.
Some see things as they are and ask why, I dream of things that never were and ask why not?
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT VS80 Driver Error


It could be that the tape got stuck inside. Try to remove the tape from it and retry.

Tape Drives RULE!!!