the 4 mm Tape
Before loading the tape cartridge, make sure the power is on and the write-protect switch on
the tape cartridge is properly set. Refer to "Setting the Write-Protect Tab on 4 mm Tape
Cartridges" on page 2-36. The tape drive loads the tape from the cartridge and prepares it
for reading and writing.
To load the 4 mm tape cartridge, do the following:
1. Grasp the edges of the 4 mm tape cartridge with the write-protect tab towards you and
the window side of the cartridge facing up.
2. Slide the tape cartridge into the opening on the front of the 4 mm tape drive until the
loading mechanism pulls the cartridge into the drive and the drive door closes. The ready
status light (green) goes on if the load operation was successful.
Ready Status Light
The 4 mm tape drive is ready for data operations when the tape cartridge is inserted. After
the cartridge is inserted into the tape drive, the tape takes about 15 seconds to load.
Window Side of
4 mm Tape Cartridge