USB Peripherals not working. Possible causes ... ?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Blizzard, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. Blizzard macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2002
    I have a G3/300 Yosemite. Recently, I stopped getting a Zip Disk icon when I placed a Zip Disk in my Zip Drive. Then I noticed that whenever I used my VST Flopy Drive, no matter what disk I inserted, I would be told that the disk was unreadable and all attempts to initialize these disks failed. Finally, my Brother HL-1240 Laser printer gets a consistent -23 error asking me to "check printer."

    Things to consider. I was running MacOS 8.5 up until a few weeks ago. I upgraded to 9 ... 9.1 and 9.2 so that I could test a trial of Illustrator 10. This may not be the problem, however. I have also been carting my machine back and forth to my office weekly.

    Please help. This is creating huge problems for me.
  2. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    This is just a guess, but maybe you need updated drivers for your peripherals to work under OS 9?
  3. Blizzard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2002
    One down ...

    Apparently, the Iomega Drive Update worked. (So far I've rebooted twice and stuck in disks without a problem.) However, my printer and my floppy drive are still not working after installing the most recent drivers.

    Thanks. At least it's a step in the right direction.
  4. mymemory macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
    I would disable the floppy extensions and try the unit to see if it works. I have some peripherals that comes with extensions but the Mac run them with no problem. That is an extension problem. Try deleting the preferences too. That kind of problem should be in those places.
  5. menoinjun macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2001
    Have you tried any firmware updates? That might help.

    They should come on the OS 9 install disks.

  6. Blizzard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2002

    Thanks. I did all of the above and I am up and running. I cleared out the old extensions. I reinstalled the firmware. Everything is working.

    Thanks again, guys.

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