Manually removing cartridges
It is recommended that you return the drive and tape to IBM or your service provider for removal and recovery.
Important: The manual procedures must be completed by a trained IBM® service provider. The procedures for manually removing cartridges carry a high risk of damaging the drive and high risk of not being able to recover the data.
For a stuck cartridge:
- Try to eject the tape with host commands.
- Try to power cycle the drive to eject the tape.