Question about Dell PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 DLT Tape Drive
All 3 lights on the front of the drive are flashing. I've pressed and held the eject button to eject the tape. The green light is flashing, but tape is not ejecting.
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Hi. This is from Dells site regarding automatic ejection of tape once inserted:
The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive reads and writes DLTtape VS1 cartridges. The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive can read - but not write - DLTtape™ IV cartridges written using the DLT1/VS80 format. NOTE: The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive automatically ejects any other cartridge types and any cartridges whose format it cannot read. Make sure all cartridges that you want to use for writing are DLTtape VS1 cartridges.
Perhaps your cartridge is improperly formatted or is of the incorrect type?
Posted on May 23, 2008
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
The only option for you is to remove the tape drive from your server, open it, and manually eject the tape that is stuck. This is not easy to do. Maybe it would be better if you remove the tape drive from the server and take it to a repair centre.
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
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Soft power the unit down and very carefully unscrew the cover. The greatest care must be when taking the tape out so that you don't bend the unit.
Consider blowing it out to get rid of dust and it very likely has a problem that will require service. My quantum px502 had a stuck tape and I took the cover off but the picker was already off track - $700 to fix that and replace a sensor.
Consider a maintenance contract as on visit to the repair shop will cost hundreds of dollars. And, if you get the tape out another will likely stick soon. So service will be necessary.
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
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