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I have error code CPF511E is this a software problem or PTF issue or bad tape?

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IBM LTO3 error code 5


Hi Ray

Error 5 on the front panel usually refers to a read write error of some description.
First of all try a (not expired) cleaning tape and then try a backup on a BRAND NEW LTO tape.

If this does not solve the issue then your drive probably needs a repair and service due to a worn or badly calibrated head.
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Mar 14, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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I was trying to backup my server while exchanging DLT tapes, the tape in use light stayed on and the serve would then alternate to four flashing lights and then back to flashing "Tape In Use...


Hello,


Try the following action to resovle your issue:


1. Run the Drive Assessment Test in HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools.

CAUTION: Running the Drive Assessment Test overwrites the tape. If it is not possible to

overwrite the tape, run the logs-based Device Analysis Test instead.
2. Check the backup logs.

3. Verify that a supported configuration is being used.

4. Check for media damage:

o Incorrect label placement

o Broken, missing, or loose leader pin

o Damaged cartridge seam

o Usage in incorrect environment

5. Check for software issues:

a. Check the backup software.

b. Check that virus scanning software is not scheduled to run at the same time as the back-up.

6. Verify that a tape can be formatted.



Tape Error LED is flashing:

1. Reload the suspect tape. If the Tape Error LED stops flashing, the problem has cleared.

2. Load a new or known good tape. If the Tape Error LED stops flashing, the problem has cleared.

3. Reload the suspect tape. If the Tape Error LED flashes, discard the suspect media as faulty.

From my experience, most of the time it is a bad tape, using a new tape usually solves the problem. If after inserting a new tape and the problem exist, you may need to update your firmware/backup software.

Good Luck
C2Solutions

Jan 13, 2011 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server

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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... http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S7000920&aid=1

Dec 20, 2010 | IBM 3581 Ultrium Ultrium Tape Drive

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We are having an issue with our backups. The system event log says there is an error 7 and lists the tape drive as having a bad block. However the quantum diagnostic tool shows the drive to be healthy. ...


Event ID-7 is a "Bad Block" on the Tape being using. By design, when a Bad Block is encounter, the Tape Drive "Seizes the Tape" and goes offline. It can sometimes be difficult to get the Tape Drive to release the Tape. Refer to the Users Manual for instrcutions on how to Reset the Tape Drive. Sometimes applying the Firmware Update willl reset the Tape Drive and Eject the Tape.

Do not assume the Tape is Bad, but do not re-use until tested. The Tape may be Bad, the Tape Drive may simply need Cleaning or the Tape Drive may be Worn or Damaged. If you are using 3rd Party Backup Software, such as Backup Exec or Yosemite, you wan want to check the Removable Storage Servcie to see if it is set to Manual or Automatic. Any Tape Devices would need to be first Deleted in the Library Section of Removable Storage, then Sop and Disable Removable Storage. Since Removable Storage is in effect NTBACKUP, this Service can interfere with the Operation of your Backup Software and generate "Bad Block" Errors.

To Test the Tape with your Quantum Tape Drive, use a tool called XTALK ( xTalk-6.4.1.1_Quantum_Setup.exe ) that is found on Quantums Website http://www.quantum.com/ServiceandSupport/Index.aspx

You may run a write_read_full Test on the Tape. Be sure to Clean the Tape Drive first. If it fails the Tape, try it with a 2nd Tape, If it fails again, suspect the Tape Drive.

OldCountry73436

Oct 04, 2010 | Quantum DLT-V4 DLT Tape Drive

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I have a ..tvr608 hi 8 camera..the code c:31:22..i tried removing tape and letting sit open for 24 hrs to dry (per manual) nothing..any suggestions??seems like " tape drive " is slipping..if...


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Thanks for using FixYa. Error C 31:22 is caused due to bad Gear assembly, to resolve this issue with the battery &cassette removed try whacking the camera sideways, if after doing this still the issue is not resolved then you’ll have to get the Gear assembly replaced. Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Sep 13, 2010 | Sony Video Cameras

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UVW-1800 SONY VTR - s-reel error


Both these error codes indicate a problem with the supply reel motor.
The first code (02-058) indicates that the reel motor is drawing too much current, which could be caused by a bad motor, defective driver circuit, or even a bad tape. The second code (02-803) indicates tape slack, caused by the defective supply reel motor. FIRST thing to check would be a possible bad tape. Try different tapes and see if the problem persists. If it does, it may be time to find a technician.

Mar 16, 2009 | Sony UVW1800 VCR

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Sony UVW-1800 Error Code


I just found this post on another site :
tsvservice- 29th Jun 2007 14:0109-221 is "failure to complete threading within the specified time". in plain talk, the mechanism in the deck that threads the tape around the heads is not working. this could be a bad motor, bad gear, or even a bad tape.

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