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If your iomega drive is connected to your computer, open My Computer and right-click on the Zip disk drive icon and choose the option to eject.
If unsuccessful, or the drive is not connected to your computer, remove the disk manually. Look for a small hole or lever. If a small hole, use a straightened paper clip and push into the hole to remove the disk. If a lever, lift and pull backwards.
If the disk is unreadable this means that the format or the files extensions on it are not readable in the operation system you use..either are damaged or the disk itself is damaged or it wasn't finalized like it should ...If other disks inserted run ok than the disk it is damaged and it is nothing wrong with the drive itself..When it says to insert a disk this means that it is not seeing the disk at all and it sounds like a drive problem ..but if other disks are ok ..than it is just a damaged disk or in a format unreadable ..beware if it a cd unit ..will not read dvd-es..or if it a dvd kind will not read large dvd-es (dual layer) or blue-ray disks..
Some Iomega Zip drives suffer from what end users have dubbed "The Click of Death". The symptoms of the drive meltdown under this conditions is that the disk will not eject and makes a distinct clicking noise when it attempts to spin up. I do not now if the Z10052 is specifically a model of the Zip drive that is effected by this problem.
I do know that others, though I have never had the occasion to use it myself, have had success with stick disks in ZIP drives by powering down the unit then re-powering it back up while holding the drive eject button in during the process [holding the button down the whole time]. They report this has caused the disk to eject.
Sometimes the disk stops when ejecting, and remains in a slightly lifted position, making it impossible to eject it no matter what. It has to come back to it's resting place inside the drive and then you can try ejecting it again. Try to push it back in with something that will not destroy the disk and the drive, like a piece of cardboard, or your finger, if you can reach inside.When it clicks back into place, try ejecting it again. Repeat a couple of times if necessary, it should unlatch eventually.
I bought a PS3 yesterday and had to take it back - when entering a disk it would get pulled in and start to spin but would only go in still leaving about a half inch sticking out - it would spin for about 15 seconds and then stop. I had to take it back and get a replacement which worked fine.
1. Insert a blank disk into the zip drive 2. Give this disk a password (it can be any password, as long as you remember it) 3. Using the Ioega toolset, set the zip drive's sleep time to a large value (such as 1 minute) 4. Wait a while until the drive "spins down". You will hear the drive stop spinning. 5. Take a pin or a straighten paper clip and stick it into a hole in the back of the Zip drive. This will manually eject the blank disk. 6. Insert the disk you want to access (the one you don't know the password to) 7. now use the IoMega toolset to remove the password. When prompted for the password use the password from step (2). This is just a word of warning in case you store any important information like I used to on zip disks. Perhaps move to a more secure medium.