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Firmware Update HP C1553A DDS2 Autoloader

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prof
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Firmware Update HP C1553A DDS2 Autoloader

Hello,

maybe a simple Question.

I got an HP C1553A Autoloader with Firmware
Version 9406.
TapeTool won't update this Firmware.

I know this may prevent User for updating
wrong Firmware Versions, but to my Guess
my Firmware is too old for beeing updated.

Is there any possibility for updating?

Best regards.

Olli
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madoc
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Re: Firmware Update HP C1553A DDS2 Autoloader


I believe the last firmware version for these devices was 9608 and it should update.

You can update with an old DOS utility which runs in pure DOS with ASPI layers.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?locale=en_US〈=English+%28US%29&pnameOID=12192&prodSeriesId=63992&prodTypeId=12169&basePartNum=co148&locBasepartNum=co148en&os=Microsoft+MS-DOS&tech=Firmware


OR you can downloand and install LTT;

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/ltt/index.html

and 9608 is available there.

What's the error message if it's failing ??


Eagles may soar in the clouds but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines
prof
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Re: Firmware Update HP C1553A DDS2 Autoloader

Thanks for reply,

LLT says "wrong personality", I used the
old DOS-Utility, now the Loader Display says
"Error 64" - unable to recognize Loader Inventory.

That's it, maybe th Eprom is bad.

LLT now starts updating the Firmware but fails
with Timeout.

I thinks is dead.

Sniff!
madoc
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Re: Firmware Update HP C1553A DDS2 Autoloader


post your email address here, Santa may be able to do something.

John
Eagles may soar in the clouds but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines
prof
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Re: Firmware Update HP C1553A DDS2 Autoloader

Hi John, here it is:
o.bollwerk@ob.kamp.net

Many thanks if you got any help.

And many gifts from Santa, i'll do my
very best.

Greets Olli
prof
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Re: Firmware Update HP C1553A DDS2 Autoloader

Perfect, absolut super service!