Result: When Exabyte 8500 opens mouth when you had not asked for it
the message is "Good bye, darling!"
Sean Ward <email@example.com> &&
Don Mosley <firstname.lastname@example.org> - both scored 100% direct hit
(pity it had not saved me :-)
Bruce Lane <kyrrin@SPAMBLOCK.cyberspace.com>
Jacques Rall <email@example.com>
Tanja Riedmuller EXABYTE Europe B.V. firstname.lastname@example.org
> Symptoms: after attaching Exabyte 8500 to a newly configured machine to
> make a zero level dump and turning on power that tape opened the door and
> left amber LED on. It would not close manually, no matter powered on or not.
> It does responds to probe-scsi, readily recognized at boot, but that's
> all of available functionality.
Exabyte service reply:
you might want to try this tape drive on a different machine. If it still
doesn't work, I am afraid you will have to send it in for repair.
Well, I did that :-) - immidiatedly. Does not help.
Why: Finally I'd opened box and found that the drive commited harakiri:
it issued "open door" and then something in those tiny plastic latches
slipped so that door latch is blocked and will never get back into proper
With best regards
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