MicroVAX 3100 Problem

From: Pete Joules <peter_at_joules.enterprise-plc.com>
Date: Mon Jul 12 12:38:44 1999

| >The tape is in the drive and as I said, the unload button ignores me and I
| >>can't eject the tape so I suppose I will have to take it to bits?
| >

| Um, at this poing I'm forced to ask something that is probably quite
| stupid. You do realize that the little lever on the bottom is what
| actually kicks the tape out of the drive.

Yes, I assume one is supposed to press the 'unload' button and then wait for the 'Operate Lever' light to come on before ejecting the tape. In this case the lighs stop flashing for a few seconds and then start flashing again. The lever appears to be locked.

| In any case your next step is to carefully remove the drive from the
| machine, even with the cover on top of the tape drive itself I believe
| you'll be able to see if the tape is wound around the takeup reel.

I will do that and let you know what happens. Thank you for your help.

Received on Mon Jul 12 1999 - 12:38:44 BST

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