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Disengaging 100 Meg Iomega Zip drive most days

Zip drive comes on my Mac screen when I click the cartridge in. But even with cartridge half out of the drive case, and presumably disengaged, the motor starts up when I boot up. Is this normal? Or am I missing a step to disengage the drive? I don't need it most days.

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The motor start up is perfectly normal it is so the computer can see that the drive is in a ready statues.Hope this helps.

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    Mike Johnson Apr 25, 2008

    to disengage the drive just disconect the power unless it is a internal drive.

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Is better to disconnect it completely if not use that often. If the drive is half way disconnected it might be still getting power, that is why you hear the motor working.

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