Zip drive conflicts on a PowerBook

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by ejb190, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. ejb190 macrumors 65816

    ejb190

    #1
    I have a PowerBook G3 266 (Wallstreet) and a Zip 100 drive for the internal bay. Since I have upgraded to 9.2, I found hot-swapping in the Zip will lock up the system. After I force the Finder to quit and reboot with the drive in place, everything is fine. I also have no problems pulling the Zip out and putting the CD-ROM back in. While I can live with this, I find it very annoying.

    I have looked around (although briefly) for an update, but haven't come up with anything. Ideas?

    Thanks!
    Eric
     
  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    Metairie, LA
    #2
    I have a similar problem with my TiBook ever since updating to 9.2...

    I have a USB Zip 250...and whenever I put my system to sleep while in 9.2 when it wakes up it's frozen....I haven't tried it out yet...but I think I remember something about having to disconnect USB devices for it to wake up...

    could someone confirm this?! :(
     
  3. macstudent macrumors 6502

    macstudent

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    Milwaukee, WI
    #3
    I have the exact same problem with my wallstreet 233. It kind of sucks, but I don't know of any workaround yet.
     
  4. ejb190 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ejb190

    #4
    Glad to know I'm not alone?!?

    I was hoping this was not one of those mystery problems that no one else seems to have!!

    My drive is not USB. It is a bay drive. However, I wonder if both problems revolve around Iomega's drivers? I never had a problem under 8, 9.0, or 9.1.

    I finally took the time to check Iomega's site and saw the latest OS 8-9.x driver was 3.0.4 dated August 2001. I will have to take a look when I get home and see what version is loaded... Wonder why I didn't think of looking there earlier?

    Eric
     
  5. macstudent macrumors 6502

    macstudent

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    #5
    Mine is a bay drive as well (that powerbook didn't have USB anyway) What I usually end up doing is leaving in the zip drive all the time.

    I am looking to sell it if anyone is interested. (not sure if I can say that in these forums though, so I apologize if I am not)
     

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