Question about Iomega Zip 100MB (31714) External ZIP Drive

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Iomega zip port

I could hear the disc trying to respond and the light on the dirve flashes but nothing happens.

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  • ddanem Mar 29, 2008

    I have tried to use several other disc all 100"s my zip drive is connected to parrallel port. I have window XP e machine

  • ddanem Mar 29, 2008

    Yes, It does show up under my computer. These disc I have been using them all along. and had no trouble until now they are the 100's

  • ddanem Mar 30, 2008

    How do I put it in a different drive. When I reinstalled it, it automatically went into drive K I did down load the driver from the Iomega site.

  • ddanem Apr 02, 2008

    I haven't heard back since I asked I to put it in a different drive

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First of all, make certain you are only using 100 MB disks in a 100 MB reader.

If the problem is more complex than that, I have several questions:

Can you read different disks?

what type of connection is the zip drive using with the computer? USB?

does the zip drive need an external power supply?

will the zip drive successfullly read disks when connected to a different computer?

does the zip drive appear under my computer at all? even as an empty drive?

what operating system are you using?

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

  • Ronald Homer
    Ronald Homer Mar 29, 2008

    hmmm... have you tried reinstalling the iomegaware software from the iomega website?

    does the zip drive show up under my computer?

  • Ronald Homer
    Ronald Homer Mar 29, 2008

    ok.

    do you have a different drive you can test? it sounds like your current drive may simply be dead.

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