Problem with a 4mm DAT drive on Sun Sparc

Problem with a 4mm DAT drive on Sun Sparc

Post by c.. » Fri, 18 Jun 1999 04:00:00

[I hope the Followup-To: comp.sys.sun.hardware will work as this is the
first time I use this trick with!]


I am Eric from Paris, France. Sorry about English mistakes!

I have a problem with a Sun UltraSparc 1 and its 4mm DAT SCSI drive.
The tape drive is in the middle of the SCSI chain, and the final
peripheral (a hard drive) has its "Auto-End" led on, so I assume there
are no connector problems.

The thing is: I can't put a tape in the drive anymore! It seems the
caddy inside the drive is locked in upper position and will not move.

I think this happened due to an electricity stop last night. The drive
was empty, though.

My question is: Please, is there a way to unlock it?!
May it can be done via a hardware manipulation or a prompt command?

Thank you very much in advance.

Cap Gemini France, Division Informatique Hospitalire
Immeuble Elyse-Dfense - 7, place du D?me  Tl.: +33(0)
La Dfense 7 - 92056 Paris-La Dfense cedex  Fax: +33(0)

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