[rescue] Speaking of tape drives
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhcsys.com
Mon Feb 2 17:03:58 CST 2004
Kevin Loch says ...
> Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > Speaking of tape drives ... one of the Compaq 15/30 DLT drives
> > I bought off eBay is a dud. The external one was new, and is
> > fine, but the internal one I've put in the Challenge L does
> > nada but flash its lights continuously.
> Did you open it up and check the autospooler? If that piece
> of plastic comes unhooked it will do this. Reseating it
> is easy.
That weas exactly the problem, and for future reference, Intel has explicit
instructions at http://www.intel.com/support/storageexpress/22622.htm for
putting the spool leader back.
It's back in the machine, accepting tapes, and I'm about to run a test to
see if it reads and writes.
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