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SONY LIB-81 Error on LCD screen - Drive Information 51

Been having a number of problems with our Sony LIB-81 and Arcserve 11. Numerous errors on Arcserve Job Display Status: E6084 Drive hardware error - Servo or Sensor error [ABSL:3050 CMD:1Bh] E8005 Marking Slot[1] Off-line after media failure. Slot [1][SN:] in Library[3][SN:02585008] Several NT SCSI Port Errors. Have checked SCSI cables and IDs and nothing untoward there. Just don't know if it's the drive that's faulty.

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    same problem here.

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2007

    Drive Information 51 error

  • Davez Feb 13, 2008

    same here has anyone found a fix already?

  • jpwesty5 Apr 30, 2008

    Same as others but using BackupExec. New SCSI card and cable. New Tapes.

  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008


  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    Same issue. Loaded latest firmwares, new tapes, new cleaning tape. Ensured jobs were set up correctly. Backup will fail intermittently, and claim new tapes are bad. Drive information 51 comes up on the unit as well as Drive information 40

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2008

    Same Issue

  • Chiefer Dec 04, 2008

    Same issue, with BackupExec


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What is the meaning of the message from sony lib 81 lcd " warning drive information 90.80"?

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I think this sounds like the drive is having a issue loading and moving the tape in slot 1.
AIT units are known for having this kind of problem.
Try a cleaning tape and then a new tape fresh out the wrapper for a test backup.

if it fails with a known good tape then its time to send it out for repair


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