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StorageTek L40- Service required Led Blinking always.

Hi, I have a StorageTek L40 tape library with two LTO2 drives. The service required LED is blinking always in the library. Now its detached from the server. Once its connected with the server the server gets crashed. I have removed the all the cables (except power cable) and powered On. But still its states that service required... I couldn't find whats the problem exactly.. Please help me to resolve this issue. Thanks and regards, Sudhakar.m [email protected]

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Remove the server connection from the library.

power on the library, follow the display in the front panel. The library will do some checks. Note where it fails. Press the select button, it will display the some code message. With the error code refer the manual.

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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