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On an SDT S9000 EXTERNAL drive the tapes do not fully eject and thus break on attempted removal.

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SOURCE: Can't eject tape

The main chassis has a problem with it its very easy for them to break when that happens it needs to be replaced sorry if you need the tape i can post back how to get it out you would need to take it apart but its easy

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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SOURCE: ultrium tape stuck

I highly recommend that you contact Certance for assistance. Tape drives are expensive and you don't want to risk damaging it.

If you are feeling brave you could see if you can manually eject the tape.
Remove the tape drive from the chassis and look for a manual rewind screw on the bottom or back of the drive. This is provided on some drives to allow you to manually wind the tape back into the cartrige and eject it.

I hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Tape not ejecting from drive after 60 secs pressing eject button

can you detail the model No or compaq spares No for the drive - the clicking makes it sound to me like a DAT but unable to proceed without more info.

If it is a DAT (compaq used both Sony and HP mechs) try disconnecting the scsi cable from the scsi card, rebooting the drive and trying again.

If that doesnt work try a 00pt screwdriver in the manual eject point of the drive and unload manually (about 1000 turns!)

Failing that try www.tape-drive-repair.com as they are pretty good price wise for a repair / exchange

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I have hp surestore DLT1e drive. Tape cartridge stuck!

For that you can try to press and hold the eject buttonfor 30 seconds if the tape doesn't came out then reflash the drive firmware revision.
After all that is the issue persists you can try to:
manually remove the tape by removing the top cover
Locate recessed thumb wheel
Rotate thumb wheel counter-clockwise until you feel resistance. Wheel may spring back when you release it. This is OK.
Locate hole in bottom of drive. Insert #10 Torx driver and rotate clockwise until tape ejects. If there is a lot of tape on the take up reel, this could take some time.
Rotate thumb wheel clockwise to eject the tape.

Posted on Aug 12, 2010

domotek
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SOURCE: HP DAT 160 USB Tape

you could try opening the drive and delicately untagle the tape (with tweesers) dispose of the tap as it will get stuck again

Have fun!

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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