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Boss br 8 zip drive

On my br8 i put the zip disk in that i have previously recorded on and sometimes it wont load the disk but just makes a fuzzy bassy noise, and sometimes it will load the song, but everytime the LED light/eject button on the zip drive flashes it will make the same noise, is this a drive failure or can i fix it?

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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
http://lista.mercadolivre.com.br/zip-drive-ide-100mb

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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
http://lista.mercadolivre.com.br/zip-drive-ide-100mb

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