Attention Light on Tape Drive I5 Model 520

Tape drives
We have an I5 Model 520, with a 5755 tape drive attached. We upgraded from V5R3 to V5R4 about a month ago and shortly after, the attention light on the tape came on (blinks). We thought maybe an IPL would clear this up or by cleaning the tape drive several times, but no luck. We can't seem to find any problems in the logs. Our local service rep didn't seem to have an answer for us. Where else can I look at what this might be?

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Force your service rep to escalate teh problem to IBM support.

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  • Petroleumman
    Hello, Have you contacted IBM support? We have always received good service from IBM. Good luck!
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  • Aziris
    Reset tape drive (FC 5755) Use this information to reset your half-high LTO-2 tape drive, without impacting server operation. Please allow up to 2 minutes for the entire tape drive process to complete. Attention: Resetting a tape drive before the current backup operation has completed may cause loss of customer data. To use reset the tape drive, follow these steps: Press and hold the eject button for 7 seconds, until the green Ready LED starts flashing rapidly, then release the button. The Ready LED will continue flashing, indicating that the drive is waiting for a cartridge to be inserted. Press and release the eject button. The green Activity LED will begin flashing rapidly. Quickly press the eject button twice (double click the button). The Activity LED will continue flashing slowly while the reset function is in progress. When the reset function is complete, the tape cartridge will remain in the drive and the Ready LED will be lit. Allow up to 2 minutes for the reset function to complete. Note: A solid amber Cleaning LED light indicates that the reset is complete, but the tape unit requires cleaning. Clean the tape unit by inserting an IBM? Universal LTO Cleaning Cartridge (P/N 35L2086). After the reset function completes, the tape unit is restored to normal operating mode. To remove the cartridge, press the eject button.
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