[rescue] DLT2000/4000 "loader only"?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Apr 8 13:07:35 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at 02:02 PM, Bill Bradford wrote:
>>   I have a couple of "loader only" DLT drives here, and their doors 
>> are
>> intact.
>>   The plot thickens.
>>       -Dave
> We've got DLT-7K drives in two libraries (one Breece Hill Q7, and one 
> huge
> StorageTek library) that have mechanisms so that what is normally done 
> by
> the "flap" by hand, that lever is turned via a rod going into the side 
> of
> the drive (on the right-hand side).  So, a motor/mechanism does the 
> "locking"
> and "unlocking" of the tape, rather than a hand hitting a flap on the
> front of the drive.

   Yup...I just looked at one of mine; there's a hole in the side where 
a rod would go in to turn a cam to open the flap.  I don't recall 
having seen such a hole in a non-loader drive, and I don't have one 
handy to check.


Dave McGuire             "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL           for the occasion."       -Doc Shipley

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