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HP Surestore DLT VS80 Tape Drive ejecting tape

bhavesh patel_3
Occasional Visitor

HP Surestore DLT VS80 Tape Drive ejecting tape

i have vs80 tape drive when i insert a tape it trys to read it and makes this loud spining sound then it just ejects the tape.
anyone have an idea what can be wrong?
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Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: HP Surestore DLT VS80 Tape Drive ejecting tape

Looks like you got a dropped leader.

What is a Dropped leader: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp
?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50027&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

How to reattach a dropped leader: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp
?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50338&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

You can also heard a caracteristic sound every minuts, the leader is rewinding, and the peace of plactic running inside the drive cause this sound
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp
?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg70039&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

marino