Unanimous 'net wisdom is that the drive is fried, and
needs service and/or replacement. My thanks to:
Sean Ward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com (Susan Thielen)
--Brian T. Shelden Systems Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org Legal Information Institute
(607) 255-9093 Cornell Law School
>Brian T. Shelden said:
>| Hi all--
>| I have an Exabyte 8500 in a Sun enclosure attached to an
>| ELC running 4.1.2. Lately it wouldn't eject a tape.
>| Yellow light on, green light off.
>| I perused the summaries at
>| finding suggestions to take it apart and manually eject the
>| This I did. My problems were probably caused by loose
>| tapes: when I hit the manual eject switch, the tape
>| wouldn't come all the way out. It seemed to be tangled
>| around something in back. Since the tape was already
>| mangled, I cut the tape strip and pulled the ends out from
>| around the metal cylinder in back.
>| However, after putting it back together, it still won't
>| eject tapes. And, now it won't *accept* them either.
>| I bet I bent one of those rods sticking up. The door will
>| close all the way, but it won't latch. The tapes seem to
>| be getting stretched upwards.
>| Any more suggestions? Or am I stuck calling a
>| --Brian T. Shelden Systems Coordinator
>| email@example.com Legal Information Institute
>| (607) 255-9093 Cornell Law School
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