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C1537A: Tape write protected

Tribelhorn Ueli
Occasional Visitor

C1537A: Tape write protected

I'm using a C1537A Tape drive with DDS-90 DAT-Cassettes from Imation. Every now and then the tape drive recognizes a tape as write protected when it is not. Mostly removing and re-inserting solves the problem. What's wrong with this tape drive? Any suggestions?
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Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: C1537A: Tape write protected

Hello,

Try inserting HP tapes instead of Imation ones. If the same problem occur, maybe it's the misaligning of the head which is inserted in the write-protect hole. If not, use HP tapes. It is recommended anyway.

HTH,
Vince
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