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New 1537 will not load media

Paul Madden
Occasional Visitor

New 1537 will not load media

I just replaced my old Dat24 with a new one. The new one will not accept ANY carts I put in it. The LED does not even flash like it should when loading a tape... it just ejects the tape 5 seconds after I put it in.

I have also tried cleaning tapes (both old and brand new ones)... same thing.

Anyone know why??

Thanks in advance!
2 REPLIES
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: New 1537 will not load media

Hi
Does the tape eject also if you disconnect the drive from the computer (or connect it to another) ? There can be a chance the problem is with the HBA but if you get the same behavior when disconnected and connected to another box it seems you got a faulty drive.
Michael Lampi
Trusted Contributor

Re: New 1537 will not load media

While it is certainly possible that the drive is faulty, you might also want to check if the cartridges you are using are MRS (media recognition system) compatible. These are indicated with an MRS logo.

I have a drawer full of non-MRS cartridges that will not work in a DDS/DAT drive - unless MRS is disabled via one of the DIP switches on the bottom of the drive.
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