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This is a very outdated post but, I have posted the installation guide here:

Quantum DLT 4000... | Answered on Jan 31, 2015

This is a hardware fault with the drive (Quite common) The drive needs to be properly repaired (Main PCB Fault)

Send it to www.tape-drive-repair.com as they are quite good at this sort of thing and are not expensive

Quantum DLT 4000... | Answered on Aug 24, 2009

The tape leader is a band of flexible plastic with a hook on the end that is attached to the reel inside the drive.

When a damaged tape is used in the drive or when the drive is faulty, the tape leader can miss hook the leader and it pulls through and just flaps around on the internal spool leaving the drive unable to accept any tapes and failing self test.

Re-thread the lape leader round the guides and past the head and hook the square hole in the leader back onto the plastic hook just in front of where the tape usually sits and power on the drive and see if it passes self test.

Although this is often just a damaged tape that causes this it can also suggest a faulty drive so dont use any important tapes in the unit till you are sure the drive isnt totally 100%

I have used www.tape-drive-repair.com who are pretty good for this kind of thing and not too expensive - if you need to send the drive away for repair / exchange

Quantum DLT 4000... | Answered on Aug 24, 2009

remove the top cover of the drive, small phillips head machine screws, this will allow u to get at the stuck piece of tape to remove it from the drive's tape loading mechanism.

Quantum DLT 4000... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009

1: 2 lt highway, 4 lt traffic
2: $200 - $500 ya want cheap tyres or good ones?
3: Tyres have a use by date of 5 years or how far you drive on them.
4: $200 minor service, $500+ major service.
5: 6 months or 5000 km
6: That will be based on how you drive it.

Quantum... | Answered on Apr 03, 2019

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Quantum... | Answered on Aug 28, 2018


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Quantum... | Answered on Aug 19, 2018

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