So the guys at the refurb place are telling me that the drive was improperly terminated and that's why it didn't function. They are refunding the $ but I wanted to make sure that I am not doing something stupid on my end and this the tape won't eject.
Here is the manual for the drive and it is the last in the chain.
I tried to look into finding more info on termination but it seems like it is badly explained from what I've seen so I could use some clarification.
SCSI TERMINATION: JP1 (Jumper Block)
Jumper JP1 connects termination power to the SCSI bus. When the two pins are jumpered, and thus installed, termination power is supplied by the drive. Without a jumper the power is supplied by the host. (The default setting is for the pins to be jumpered)
In my case the JP1 is unjumpered as it was on the original drive that I replaced. Now I am just trying to get my tape out of the drive so I can return for RMA - wouldn't just powering it and holding eject do the trick if nothing is broken on the hardware?
Edited by spiraling, 21 December 2009 - 06:50 PM.