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Could someone please tell me what caused the following error and how I can fix it: The range of motion on initialization is not within specification (308F)

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Sounds like your robot is stuck or something may have dropped onto the track on the floor which is restricting it's movement.

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How to change backup tape in storagetek L40?
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If possible, check for an obstruction by powering off the library and either removing a magazine or a drive to view the robot. Gently remove the obstruction, replace all magazines and drives and then power up the library.
Re-try the last operation

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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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In the hand is a sensor that goes bad after time.

You should be able to find them on the web at I believe, and they should have the hand you would need.

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