|Article Summary:||This article provides information on the issue of a "Broken Door Flap for the PowerVault ML6000 Tape Library".|
Possible Environment, as follows:
A broken door flap can prevent the picker from properly homing which will cause a no initialization situation.
Inspect floor thoroughly not just for the broken pieces of plastic of the old door flap but also for the small spring.
You can run the library without the flap; but, the robot enters a safe mode that runs all motions at 1/4 speed
anytime the IE station is open.
The door flap should be replaced so the library will operate as designed.
The door flap is usually broken by rapid closing of the I/E station.
See image below to see an example of a broken door flap.
Figure 1 - Example of a ML6000 Broken Door Flap
If you open the I/E station and don't see a movable black plastic protective flap;
but, see a silver metal surface on the bottom with two micro-switches that flap is missing.
Take the library offline. This can be done by powering down the library.
Open and remove the I/E slide, if necessary.
There is a small silver roller that must be lifted by reaching through the opening to release the slide.
Once you have the library open perform a thorough search of the inside of the library for all the broken
pieces from the old flap.
If the complete left tab/peg is broken off and the spring is missing, search for that as well.
If you have confirmed the ML6000 Door Flap is broken, please contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance.
If possible, please take a picture of the broken door flap to help expedite the case and process thereof.
At this point, if the door flap replacement part has been dispatched, please contact Dell Technical Support for assistance in replacing the door flap.
Especially, if no Onsite Technician was sent with the replacement part.
The following can be done to replace a broken door flap:
Replacement Part, as follows and pictured:
Figure 2 - ML6000 Control Module Door Flap
Figure 3 - ML6000 Expansion Module Door Flap
Figure 4 - ML6000 Lower I/E Door Flap
Article ID: SLN163911
Last Date Modified: 07/16/2014 05:16 PM