Mac System question
Posted on 1997-07-30
I've been using my Zip drive for about 2 years (read: out of warranty), and had no problems. Then yesterday while I was installing OS 8, it started spinning and making clicking noises.
I didn't think anything of it at the time, but now that I've got OS 8 up and running and have had a chance to do some normal operations, I've found my Zip drive no longer spins up. When I put a disk in, the yellow light flashes but the mechanism just clicks twice and stops.
I can eject the disk manually, so it doesn't know there's anything in there. I'm not anxious to pay $14.95 just to call Iomega's tech support line. Anyone got any thoughts?
My machine is a Performa 6400/180 with a 1.6 gig HD and 80 megs of RAM, and I had been running 7.5.5 before updating to OS 8.
Oh, and before you ask: I've got the drivers installed, I've tried running it with Iomega Guest, I've tried using old versions of the drivers, and I've tried SCSI Probe. The drive is there and is mounted, but it won't spin up a disk. Thanks in advance!