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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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Re: service required led blinking

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.

Posted on Jul 26, 2007

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This legacy devices service password can be reseated by following this steps:

The following is required before resetting the password:
  1. Access to the front panel of the HP Surestore DLT library.
  2. From the Home screen, press Main.
  3. From Main, press Information.
  4. From Information, press More.
  5. From this menu, press Date and Time.
  6. Write down the date (including year) and time.

The display shows a valid date and time
Do the following:
  1. Press the left-most button (button 1). This button is not labeled. A warning message to call service will appear.
  2. Press OK.
  3. The Call Center must then calculate a special password based on the date and time, using the following formula:
    1. (Hours * 1001) + (Days * 101) + Month + Year (all 4 digits) = subtotal
    2. Multiply the subtotal by 123. If this multiplication results in a number greater than 99,999,999 (this should never happen), use the special password of 44122333.
    3. Since the only valid choices are 1-4 for each digit, follow these rules:
      • If the digit=0 (zero), make the digit=1
      • If the digit=9, then make digit=1
      • If the digit>4, subtract 4 from the digit
      • If the digit does not meet any of the above, leave the digit unchanged. If the result is less than 8 digits, add leading 1s to make it eight digits in length.
        NOTE: As an example, 2000 02/07 2:30 is displayed (February 7, 2000 at 2:30). Plugging in the numbers: (2 * 1001) + (7 * 101) + 2 + 2000 = 4711
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That thing required a SCSI terminator pack doesn't it.

If so, is it working properly.

I've had those things go out on me before leaving me to pull my hair out many times.

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