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250 zip drive

When i put in a 250 disk it will start to spin and will not stop. it will not accept 100 disk also. all i can do is push the eject button two times to eject the disk.

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Throw it away. It is rubbish.

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How do you get a disk to pop out of a iomega zip 100


If your iomega drive is connected to your computer, open My Computer and right-click on the Zip disk drive icon and choose the option to eject.

If unsuccessful, or the drive is not connected to your computer, remove the disk manually. Look for a small hole or lever. If a small hole, use a straightened paper clip and push into the hole to remove the disk. If a lever, lift and pull backwards.

Hope this helps.

Jan 07, 2012 | Iomega ZIP 100 MB USB (32133) External ZIP...

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I have a Zip 250 disk that will not read. When I insert the disk in the external disk drive, it will spin and stop a few times and that's it. When I try to access the disk/drive letter via "My Computer",...

If the disk is unreadable this means that the format or the files extensions on it are not readable in the operation system you use..either are damaged or the disk itself is damaged or it wasn't finalized like it should ...If other disks inserted run ok than the disk it is damaged and it is nothing wrong with the drive itself..When it says to insert a disk this means that it is not seeing the disk at all and it sounds like a drive problem ..but if other disks are ok ..than it is just a damaged disk or in a format unreadable ..beware if it a cd unit ..will not read dvd-es..or if it a dvd kind will not read large dvd-es (dual layer) or blue-ray disks..

May 29, 2010 | Iomega ZIP 250 External ZIP Drive

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How to eject a floppy disk from the external drive? It is stuck in the drive and can't remember how to get it out.

Sometimes the disk stops when ejecting, and remains in a slightly lifted position, making it impossible to eject it no matter what. It has to come back to it's resting place inside the drive and then you can try ejecting it again.
Try to push it back in with something that will not destroy the disk and the drive, like a piece of cardboard, or your finger, if you can reach inside.When it clicks back into place, try ejecting it again. Repeat a couple of times if necessary, it should unlatch eventually.

Nov 03, 2009 | Iomega (32453) External ZIP Drive

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Zip drive does not eject the disk and will not power up.

To the left of the Eject Button/Activity Light is a Disk Eject Hole. It will be a very small hole big enough for you to straighten out a paperclip and push in to hit the eject the disk

Jul 20, 2009 | IBM Iomega ZIP 750 (22P7099) External ZIP...

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I had a computer with a slot for reading iomega ZIP 100 disc. My new computer does not have this. Is there a device to read my zip dizc and send the contents to a USB port?

IOMEGA make a USB ZIP drive that reads and writes 100 and 250 Mb disks. Don't know if this is available any more, you might be able to pick one up 2nd hand.
If you still have your old computer, try networking your old and new computer together so you can transfer data from the ZIP drive on your old computer to your new one.

Mar 21, 2009 | Iomega Zip 100MB (31714) External ZIP...

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100mb zip disk not reading

These are pre-formatted and servoed at the factory.
Awhile back I was researching the 'Click of death" fault and found a guy in Belgium or Germany that coded a repair program for bad disks. Googlee for it

sometimes when it formats, it hoses the servo information (which the drive uses to keep track of things) and the disk becomes useless. This is why I stopped using ZIP disks and won't even buy a drive when I see them for 9.99 ;-)

Jan 16, 2009 | Iomega Zip 100MB (31714) External ZIP...

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Iomega Zip 100

try that it will open up the page and then the download will start you might have to accept the download

Aug 11, 2008 | Iomega (11113) Internal ZIP Drive

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Can not eject zip disk

I have the imoga 100 external zip drive and there's a pin hole on the front panel. that if you straighten a paper clip and stick in the whole, it should manually eject the disk.

Jul 12, 2008 | Iomega (32453) External ZIP Drive

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Cant figure out how to use zip drive when i have added a pass to my zip dr 250

1. Insert a blank disk into the zip drive
2. Give this disk a password (it can be any password, as long as you
remember it)
3. Using the Ioega toolset, set the zip drive's sleep time to a large
value (such as 1 minute)
4. Wait a while until the drive "spins down". You will hear the drive
stop spinning.
5. Take a pin or a straighten paper clip and stick it into a hole in
the back of the Zip drive. This will manually eject the blank disk.
6. Insert the disk you want to access (the one you don't know the
password to)
7. now use the IoMega toolset to remove the password. When prompted
for the password use the password from step (2).
This is just a word of warning in case you store any important information like I used to on zip disks. Perhaps move to a more secure medium.

May 09, 2008 | Iomega Zip 100MB (31714) External ZIP...

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