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[OCLUG-Tech] DLT cleaning/repairs

Remove the front bezel by unscrewing the 4 phillips head screws and lifting the bezel, forward and upward at 45 degrees. Locate the orange and white wires running to the 'Clean' LED, and remove the tie-wrap closest to the LED. Carefully unsolder the orange wire and bend back on itself by about 1/4". Tape with electricians or masking tape to insulate it.
Reassemble the bezel and reinstall the four screws.

linux-request [ at ] lists [ dot ] oclug [ dot ] on [ dot ] ca wrote:

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 13:26:33 -0500
From: "Dan Langille" <dan [ at ] langille [ dot ] org>
Subject: [OCLUG-Tech] DLT cleaning/repairs
To: linux [ at ] oclug [ dot ] on [ dot ] ca
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Do you have any experience with cleaning and/or repairing DLT drives?

I have a DLT 8000 drive that always has the CLEAN light on. Using a cleaning tape doesn't remedy that situation. I suspect it needs maintenance.

I've seen quotes of $300 to $400 for some repair shops. For that price I can buy several DLT 70000 units...

Ideas? Suggestions?


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