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HP C5683A Tape Drive problems

Paul Fotheringham
Occasional Visitor

HP C5683A Tape Drive problems

I have an HP C5683A surestore that is showing a flashing light on the for clean, even though i have recently cleaned the drive. Any ideas on how to recifty this problem?
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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: HP C5683A Tape Drive problems

Hello,

You may have entered a bad tape, or the mechanism is not working properly.

Give it another cleaning cycle to switch off the "clean" LED, then try to use new tapes. If the problem persists, you may have a bad drive.

HTH,
Vince
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Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: HP C5683A Tape Drive problems

Paul,
for your DAT drive to live long life clean it every 20 tape pulling hours or after 5 full backups (usually after business week)
Eugeny
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: HP C5683A Tape Drive problems

Try a *new* cleaning cartridge. If the problem persists call your HP CE and get the drive replaced. Over-cleaning of tape drives *will* result in the premature head wearing of the drive. Only clean drives when they ask to be.
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