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Won't read disk, even though been using successfully for some time.

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If you refer to a single disk then it may well have been corrupted or damaged. If it now does not read any disk, it is likely that the read head is dirty from dust or materials off the disks that have adhered to it. There are cleaning disks for the Zip drive. Check out your zip disk supplier for one of these if it is a generalised problem.

There is also a utility to recover files from the zip disk
FloppyZip Disk Rescue is an easy-to-use tool to rescue corrupt file fromFloppy disk and ZIP disk or other peripheral devices. It fast scansdisk sectors, rescues the damaged files and copies the correct data tohard disk as possible as it can. The program is especially effectivefor corrupted digital multimedia files, audio, video, image files,MPEG, AVI, RM, MP3, JPEG etc, and for damaged document and text files..

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