HP LTO - How to Manually Remove a Stuck Tape Cartridge From a HH (Half Height) LTO Tape Drive (Doc ID 1533392.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Applies to:

HP LTO3 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
HP LTO4 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
HP LTO5 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
HP LTO6 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Note: (Dec 2016)
A reference is made to the "Set Pin Mechanism" in the attached video. This mechanism is not easily seen by the user when the manual unload process is used.
The mechanism is actually the arm that grabs the leader pin from the tape cartridge and pulls the leader of the tape on to the machine reel of the tape. When the unload occurs, the file reel will pull the tape and then the leader back to the cartridge. The "Set Pin Mechanism" will come back to the load position at that time.

Goal

 HP LTO - How to Manually Remove Tape Cartridge From HH (Half Height) LTO Tape Drive.

Solution

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