What does the 0X8003 error mean?

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    Cause: The 0X8003 error indicates that the drive detected an unsupported type of cartridge during the load operation. After the drive seats the cartridge on the chuck, it reads the "medium auxiliary memory" inside the cartridge to determine its type. It should report as a cleaning cartridge, firmware update cartridge, or Ultrium type A data cartridge. If the drive does not recognize the cartridge type, it ejects it, and reports it as "unknown" to the loader.

    Solution: Check for faulty media.