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  1. tommijazz91

    SE/30 startup problems

    Hello everyone! My SE/30 has always had a weird problem: if I boot from the internal hard disk, most of the time the system software doesn't load, and the floppy icon appears (as if the HDD took to long to spin). This happens almost every time, maybe it will boot once every 20 times or more, and mostly at cold boot. But if I connect a SCSI Zip drive (even without a cartridge), the Mac boots just fine to System 7.5.5. I have a 8gb hard drive with five partitions, the system folder is in partition 1. Otherwise it's a stock SE/30 that needs recapping (no sound). RAM is 8mb. Anyone knows why this happens? Thanks a lot!
  2. My Power Macintosh G4 Sawtooth came with an internal Zip drive, but it doesn’t work. I installed IomegaWare under OS 9 and I could see the drive light up and make noise, but IomegaWare told me there was no disk. The disks I was using were NOS Fujifilm PC formatted Zip 100 disks. The front flap of the drive fell inside it at some point, but I was able to get that piece out. When I realized the drive wasn’t working, I disconnected the power and data cables from it. I intended to remove it, but I couldn’t figure out how to get it out, so I let it stay in there. I’m now wondering if I should attempt to fix this drive or if I should remove it? What do you guys think? I don’t own any other Zip disks or drives. Thanks in advance.
  3. Have a IIcx with a SCSI2SD (v5) and a ROM-inator II. The Zip drive works just once after each power-up. Second boot seem to obstruct the SCSI2SD, leaving just the flashing-question-mark-disk on screen. Is this a termination problem? /k
  4. Simon_Carr

    Iomega Zip 100 Plus Drive

    I've got an Iomega Zip 100 drive connected to my Mac Classic through the external SCSI port (with a SCSI 5 ID), and it works just fine. However, I've just picked up a Zip 100 Plus drive and tried to connect that to my Mac Classic instead of the usual standard 100, and I am simply not getting any joy. What happens is that if the Plus is connected through the SCSI connector (the plus has a combined Parallel/SCSI port), even if the drive is not powered up, when the Mac starts up I just get the flashing question-mark in a disk telling me the system isnt behaving. I have tried the Plus using both SCSI 5 and 6 IDs, with the same response. I'm assuming there is something wrong with the termination here, but I'm a bit stumped. I've tried to do a reset on the plus, but the hole on the back of the case just seems to be a hole, there is no switch that I can reach with a paperclip. Is this just some sort of corrupted zip drive, or am I missing something simple? Cheers in advance Simon