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HP scsi 448 Ultrium Drives

Posted on 2014-02-21
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Last Modified: 2014-03-12

I have an internal HP Ultrium Drives 448 running LTO tapes, This Evening  when I came in it had chewed up the tape completely. Question
Should I pull the tape out? or is there another way of rid the media tape? . The  media came out after holding the reset button for 10 second, but I see  all the tape inside the drive?

Question by:jwc1972
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☠ MASQ ☠ earned 2000 total points
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You are probably going to have to disassemble the drive if the cartridge is out but tape remains in the drive.

I guess you'll already have looked at HP's advice sheet

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I saw that, I am going to have to bit the bullet  and try it

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by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 39923128
Thanks for closing the question - I'm guessing from the grading that my suggestion wasn't a lot of help - what did you end up doing to fix it?
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ID: 39923138

I took it apart, the tapes bits were everywhere!!!!

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Cheers for the advice
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
ID: 39923199
At least you have plenty of spares :)

Do you mind if I change the grade?  It does look like it was the correct advice.

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ID: 39923207
Ok no worries

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