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IBM Magstar 3590 FID1 B4 error

Any Idea what the error means? also if we force dump the hardware we get

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Check Tape Path A sensor is working correctly, if ok.
Then the pantocam (tape threader assy) will need replacing.

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Move error selecting tape cartridge

remove the tape manually, looks like a faulty tape, otherwise, faulty library robot, in that case:

Raise a call with IBM Hardware:

How do I create a PMR (aka Service Request) for support?

Apr 17, 2014 | IBM Magstar 3590 Magstar Tape Drive

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IBM TS3200 Code 9F 08

The manual is online with IBM.
Chapter 8 explains the error codes and 9F (mean Error code) means Rotation range out of specification 08 9sub error code) means error during rotation initialisation, get range failed.
Then the manual says: "Isolating a library controller card versus accessor enclosure problem" on page 7-11
But I guess you better look it up yourself. If you don't have any parts, you have to contact IBM.
Look yourself? start in chapter 8, page 225 of the manual under this link.

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Cannot access 3590 tapes on a z114 with an A60 controller on fiber.

We met the same problem with large block files with an ESCON attachment from the Z114 to the 3590A60
will try to update drive microcodes see what happens

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Receiving error code BB 95 on my IBm 3581-L38 Tape Drive. What is this error code?

never asked about error "5". The error "BB" indicated there is a hardware issue relating to the unload process. You can find your answer here...

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Where is serial number located MAGSTAR 3570

For IBM, it's usually on a label either on the BOTTOM or on the BACK of the unit.

Apr 02, 2010 | IBM Magstar 3570 Magstar Tape Drive

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Error FID1 E5 326B001-14BC on a magstar 3570 C12

check your serial cable it must have been lose or have been broken (the grey color cable in the computer)

Jun 30, 2009 | IBM Magstar 3570 Magstar Tape Drive

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Set library mode or Random mode Magstar 3570 AS/400

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