iomega Floppy Drive on new iMac, Help!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nickyj182, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. nickyj182 macrumors regular

    nickyj182

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    I have an external USB Floppy drive, its and iomega. Its a newer model, and for some reason when I plug it into my new iMac (intel), it won't show up on my desktop or anything. I went to iomega's website and it said it didnt require any drivers and ran natively on mac os x. Any ideas on how I can get it to work on my mac?

    Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    1. Check in System Profiler (/Applications/Utilties/System Profiler) under USB.

    2. Plug in your USB drive and then put a floppy disc in. Removable drives don't show up on the desktop in OS X until you put a disc in. (e.g. floppy disk, CD/DVD)
     
  3. nickyj182 thread starter macrumors regular

    nickyj182

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    Im still not seeing it on the desktop. I see it in the system profiler when the disk is in, and the drives even lighting up. what should i do
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That is interesting. It shouldn't need any drivers at all. Do you have more then one disk or computer to test the drive on? It sounds like it should JUST WORK.
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    May be one of the few universal drivers that didn't get a proper update to Intel -- and suffers problems.

    aka, old universal drivers that Apple wrote to allowed you to get away without a driver -- when people were having a tough time with the OS 9 to OS X switch.

    Can see some of the peripherals suffering with the switch, even though Apple had drivers that worked under PPC.
     
  6. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    well from a simple persons point of view could it simply be a hidden file? Try downloading the trial of MacPilot and checking the show hidden files box! Just a thought but I would like to be able to help!
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    My 2003 and older USB Zip Drives still do seem to work though.

    I suggest putting the disk in and checking to see if Disk Utility sees a volume.
     

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