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Sony Model SMO-F551-01 MO Disk Drive Jumper and DIP Switch settins

I'm trying to set up this SMO-F551-01 drive with the 10 pin and two sets of dip switches on top. i'm trying to set it to be SCSI ID 3 and the termination power enabled (end of line)

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We use a stand alone--single drive and a Jukebox with two drives. Both drives in the Juke box have 15 dips off and the #1 switch closest to the rear, switched on. The Standalone drive has all switches off. Our drives use terminators on the cable connectors on the rear of the drives.

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Need driver for smo-f541

You need to post the Operating System that you are using in order for somebody to know which driver you need.

Also if this system is part of an anto-loader or library the manufacturer and model would be needed too.

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Postpad idea datacard no 9927843999 Account No. : 1.11240777 total bill 1842.68 plan is mo 425 pls check my bill and correct my plan

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Windows wont recognize drive

ok this can happen if 
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2 you are only using this drive and its not set to master
 the jumpers are have a plastic face that needs to be covered over 
the manual will usually explain this further
will show you in detail with diagrams

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Several things might cause this.

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You can only have TWO (2) Devices in IDE - Master and Slave.

For example
Cable 1 (ide channel 1)
Master - HDD
Slave - Tape Drive

Cable 2(ide channel 2)
Master - CD/DVD drive
Slave - HDD

Do you have a diffrent type of cable?

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I had/have a similar problem with a SONY SDX-700C.
Emailed Sony tech support (very helpful) who suggested sending them the diagnostics from their TapeTool utility (qv). They then recommended running the cleaning tape 3 times, which seems to get it working (but the 'clean me' light still comes on every 7-10 backups). Hope this helps.

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