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HP MSL 5000: both dirves LEDs are lit and initializing

it61066
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HP MSL 5000: both dirves LEDs are lit and initializing

I have an MSL 5000 with two ultrium LTO-1 drives. When powered on, the MSL initializes properly but both drives LEDs (Ready, Drive&tape error) are steady lit and their status "Initializing". Testing each drive alone: same problem. Testing a good drive: it works properly (so the controllers are OK). I agree that one drive may fails but both ones at the same time ??? any help please?
HPE ASE Proliant & Storage Certified Engineer
Clustering & Virtualization Support (Microsoft & Vmware)

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Torsten.
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Re: HP MSL 5000: both dirves LEDs are lit and initializing

You have sooo many open threads regarding this box!

What did you do until now? Playing with (wrong) firmware files?

Hope this helps!
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it61066
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Re: HP MSL 5000: both dirves LEDs are lit and initializing

...it is another library. For info, i am working in support with an HP reseller since 1991: i agree with you if HP is inventing wrong firmwares (??) how should i know? I did use HP LTT (latest revision) with latest firmwares: do you think that you can upgrade a device from within LTT with a wrong firmware revision? if so: good luck HP!!!
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Clustering & Virtualization Support (Microsoft & Vmware)

Torsten.
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Re: HP MSL 5000: both dirves LEDs are lit and initializing

You mentioned your attempt to upgrade firmware in another way - not using LTT - in your other thread.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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it61066
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Re: HP MSL 5000: both dirves LEDs are lit and initializing

Replacing pico fuse (2A) on one drive: it is working now. On the second drive: the same pico fuse was blown up but it seems that more components are also blown up (i will replace it). Thank you.
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Clustering & Virtualization Support (Microsoft & Vmware)

it61066
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Re: HP MSL 5000: both dirves LEDs are lit and initializing

Thank you all.
HPE ASE Proliant & Storage Certified Engineer
Clustering & Virtualization Support (Microsoft & Vmware)