My original question asked if flashing indicator lights and a "periodic
head cleaning" console message were anything to be concerned with.
Performing a head-cleaning with a head-cleaning cartridge had no
The overwhelming response to my question was to RTFM and find out that
every 30 "tape motion hours" will trigger this behavior. The key is
that the only cleaning material authorized with the unit is an EXABYTE
or EXABYTE-approved 8mm Cleaning Cartridge. If you use any other
cartridge, you void your warranty. The cartridge I had used (which
was delivered with the unit) was a Maxell. Sorry for wasting this
bandwidth but unfortunately we were never given TFM with the machine
and our supplier has no clue.
Thanks to the following people:
David M. Di Gioia
Christopher L. Barnard
... and to anyone else who responds after this goes out.
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