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Tape Ejects after little time

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I'm getting tape ejected after a little time.. I tried Cleaning tape, and different tapes ... same result

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    Hussein Alsayiegh Aug 11, 2008

    Hi neilneves,



    Thanks for this answers .. actually it helps in not trying other options .. how is the drive now ? is it stable ?

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    tape is ejecting after some time

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Yeah this isnt caused by the Tape I have had an issue way back with my tape driver as well and it was an internal mechanical malfunction, the gears that hold the tape in position push the tape internally on its gears and read / copy data but when it no longer is aligned with the gears it just keeps spinnning and eventually ejects automatically. Unfortunately I didnt open it up and fix but I was able to send it back to the Manufacturer and mine had 5 year warranty and they fixed it.Im new on here so if my solution helped you please give some good feedback on my answer thank you

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

  • haburayash Sep 07, 2012

    excuse me, how can you physically adjust the gear since the warranty expired. i would like any feedback since i think this is the problem as sated above. thank you

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