[rescue] Tape drive answers?

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Wed Sep 15 01:28:36 CDT 2004

On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 08:31:22PM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Exabyte tells me the problem is that the tape drive is overheating.
> They have so far failed to answer as to why the tape drive has only EVER
> overheated in the thirty hours since I reflashed it with the latest
> firmware yesterday.
> I'm not sure I buy this, but I *do* have an extra fan tray I can put
> under it for added cooling, if I remove one CDROM drive to make room to
> move it up one bay in the case....  and I had been thinking about taking
> out one of the CDROMs anyway.

OK, so the forced-air direct cooling of the tape drive seems to have
gotten it back into operation.

I *STILL* wanna know why upgrading the firmware caused the drive to
suddenly develop a pathological overheating problem.

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