I've got an external Sony SDT 9000 DDS3 SCSI tape drive, plugged into a Mac running OS9 and Retrospect.
The Tape Drive has gone wrong, and is refusing commands from Retrospect.
I have connected another similar external drive that is working fine.
Any ideas on how I can eject a tape that is in the drive?
The drive, when unplugged from the Mac, is ignoring me pressing the eject button.
The busy light just keeps blinking.
I have put the drive into another - good - box. Makes no difference.
I have blown air through it from every direction.
Is there a trick - like using a paperclip on a CD drive - to get the tape out?
Or should I physically dismantle the drive - probably trash it - to get the tape out?
I can buy another drive on Ebay.