[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.

Thanks, all!


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