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I have an hp 40DLT tape drive in my server. IT was working fine. NOw know matter what tape i stick in , it ejects it immediately. If i can run a job before it ejects like an inventory it will run, other than that it EJECTS...

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Sounds like a lost leader. There is a leader in the drive that connectes into the loop at the end of a tape to load the tape into the drive. If that leader gets out of position then it is not possible for it to load a tape and so it ejects the tape.

If the device is under warranty then call support, if it is out of warranty and you are good with hardware do a google search on "lost dlt leader" for a few sites that give instructions on how to verify this is the problem and how to fix it.
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