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Problem with DDS 3 tape drive

Jeff Lewis_3
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Problem with DDS 3 tape drive

I don't know how this happened but our HP3000 running MPE/IX 6.5 with an internal DDS3 tape drive has engaged as if the tape was in the drive, but it is not. Cannot insert a tape, and hitting the eject has no effect. I was going to take down the HP3000 and bring it back up to see if it releases, but would rather not. SHOWDEV shows tape drive avail. Any ideas.



P.S. This thread has been moved from Storage>General to Tape Libraries and Drives. -HP Forum Moderator

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Re: Problem with DDS 3 tape drive

This happened to me once. Try one of two things:

1- load a cleaning tape and let it cycle. if
light is still on ,

2- load a tape cartridge, let it load and then press and hold the eject button for about 6 secs. This should reset and eject the tape.

Hope it helps.