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Service required led blinking

In my Storegtek L80 DLT Library "service required" LED is blinking all the time. I have tried cleaning all the tape drives using cleaning catridges. what I have to do to make it right. Pls answer me immed. Regards Hari

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You will need to get a StorageTek engineer out onsite to have a look at the problem, the light will not dissapear until resetted by a engineer.

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