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BOSS BR-8 RECORDING STUDIO

I HAVE A BOSS BR-8  RECORDING STUDIO AND THE ZIP DRIVE AS GONE  ON THE ZIP DRIVE IS MODEL E  PANASONIC JU-811T032  ATAPI    K101255415 CAN I GET ANOTHER ZIP DRIVE  CAN YOU HELP THANK YOU

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I have exactly the same problem. I will try to buy a used internal zip drive over web with the same especifications to try to fix my BR8. I have already carefully removed the broken zip drive from the BR8. It was not so easy, but is not too complicated. The next step will be find out a working 100MB zip drive. I founded some in ML(Mercado Livre) but it was in a very distant city from mine and the mail expenses are higher then the zip drive itself. Good Luck for us. http://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-89306161-_JM
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