IBM 20/40 GB Internal DLT Tape Drive (SCSI F/W)
IBM 20 / 40 GB DLT Internal Tape Drive
If you see a blinking STATUS Indicator #2 and the tape does'nt go to a ready status, then
maybe you have mounted a tape cartridge with a broken/defective TAPE LEADER.
Such a defective cartridge must be manually removed from the drive, and the Tape Drive-guide
must be placed/reseated to the home position, inside the tape drive (by a trained technician).
However, the easy way - before mounting a cleaning/data cartridge - visually check the TAPE LEADER !
|1 - 4
|| Cartridge Insert/Release handle
|| Select button
|| Density/Override indicator
|| Compress indicator
| 10 - 13
|| Tape Capacity indicators
If all indicators are flashing, it indicates a hardware failure in
Resetting the Drive has occurred. Try to reset the drive by pressing the
tape UNLOAD button, or turn computer power off, then on again.