HP Surestore DAT 24x6 Autoloader Stuck in Self Test Mode

By Why Me Worry? ·
I have an HP Surestore DAT 24x6 that I acquired from a company that was disposing of old equipment they no longer needed. Anyhow, when I turn the unit on, all three LEDs' (2 green and one orange) blink in unisen and the LCD display shows "Self Test" indefinitely. The unit is not connected to a SCSI controller just yet, but even when connected, the device is not seen during a SCSI bus scan. Has anyone seen this issue with the unit being stuck in self test mode? Is it possible the unit is defective, even though it was used before and was guaranteed to be in working order by the person who gave it to me?

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OK I don't use anything HP because of previous problems

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to HP Surestore DAT 24x6 Aut ...

With the company but this may be of some use to you the Manual can be located here as a PDF File of about 6 MEG Capacity. It should tell you how to setup and what is required for this unit.

And yes at this price I would probably want to use it to.

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I think I've seen this manual already, but it doesn't address my problem

by Why Me Worry? In reply to OK I don't use anything H ...

Oh well, thanks anyway. It would be a shame if the unit is toast and I have to chuck it, because these autoloaders do cost a pretty penny.

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Are you sure that there in nothing

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I think I've seen this ma ...

In the manual on how to setup the unit? I'm not sure with HP Stuff because I stopped using it years ago but with the Auto Loaders that I use they tell you how to install the thing and what is required to set it up correctly.

Some Auto Loaders will not leave the Test Sequence unless that have at least 1 data tape in them. As for this not being seen in the SCSI Chain is there a terminator somewhere on th case which could terminate the SCSI Chain as it's possible that this wasn't on the end of the line where it was previously.


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