Section 1: General Information
18.104.22.168 5242 Tape Drive Power-Up Sequence
22.214.171.124 5242-ACL Power-Up Sequence
HP StorageWorks DAT 72 (Models 5242 and 5242-ACL) User's Guide
4. Observe the progress of the power-on self-test on the front panel of the tape drive. See
5242-ACL Power-Up Sequence or Tape Drive Power-Up Sequence on page 12.
5. After the drive is installed and configured, bring up the path to the system using the
SCF START command:
6. Run SCF commands to ensure the integrity of the modular tape subsystem. For the SCF
commands, see Starting and Testing the Tape Drives page 16.
When power is applied to the 5242 tape drive, the tape drive performs a series of self-tests to
verify operation. The two LEDs (green and amber) below the drive access slot both turn on
for one second. The amber light then turns off and the green LED flashes for 6 seconds. Both
LEDs turn off when self-test completes. The LCD displays power-on self test for 2 seconds
and then switches to the revision screen.. The tape drive is ready for operation when the
revision screen appears on the front panel LCD. You can load a cartridge at this point by
inserting the cartridge into the tape drive's access slot. If an error message appears during the
power-up sequence, see Troubleshooting the 5242 and 5242-ACL Tape Drives on page 17.
5242 tape drive LEDs
The AC power switch at the rear of the tape drive powers all internal components. When power
is applied, the 5242-ACL performs a series of self-tests to verify operation of the 5242-ACL
control panel LED, LCD, and the autoloader. The 5242-ACL has two LCD screens: the tape
drive LCD and the autoloader LCD. (See Figure 15.) The tape drive LCD is the main display
and is located on the right side of the front panel when facing the front of the tape drive. This
display operates the same as described for the 5242 tape drive. The autoloader LCD is located
below the drive's magazine access door. Next to this display are three LEDs.
5242-ACL front panel identified
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HP Part Number 528296-03 July 2005