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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?

Thanks,

Jules.
3 REPLIES
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT VS80 Driver Error

hi,
try this steps

http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/document.jhtml?lc=en&docName=lpg50061

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

If out of warranty> ;-)

http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/document.jhtml?lc=en&docName=lpg50337

marino
Brian K. Arnholt
Frequent Advisor

Re: DLT VS80 Driver Error

Jules,

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

Hello,

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

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!