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Dell dat 72 drive will not accept a tape

I change the tape once/week, and as regular maintaince I popped in a cleaning tape, and it just kept trying to get the tape into the drive and spitting it back out..not all the way out. So I ejected the tape, tried to put my cycle tape, and the same thing happened. I shut the drive off, and tried all of this over, and had the same trouble.

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  • dverhonich Dec 09, 2008

    Dell server, Seagate DAT 72 will not accept the tape. We have cleaned the drive. When we insert a tape it tries to work with it but just spits it out.

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Power off and on the tape drive
Inset a NEW Fresh out the Wrapper cleaning tape and see if that works!

Sounds to me like your existing cleaning tape has expired

If that fails then there could be a problem with the loading mech which is where you will need to send it away for repair.

Try www.tape-drive-repair.com for this as they are not expensive

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