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Ultrabay2000 Zip Drive Click of death

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Ultrabay2000 Zip Drive Click of death

#1 Post by PandorasThinkpad » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:47 pm

Hi there folks..

Have an nowadays not anymore often found Ultrabay2000 Zip Drive 250 that isn't working as it should, the only thing happening when i insert an zip disk, the click of death.

Is there a way to fix this or not?

In detail, does someone have had such an drive with an clickvof death, too…and did an successful repair, pictures or an to do from this kind of repair?

Thanks so far,

My most actual Thinkpad:
T23 with 1,2 GHz PIII-M, CCFL XGA, big Docking and even an very seldom Ultrabay2000 Zip250 Drive
T450s with I7, FHD (AUO B140HAN01.3), 20GB Ram (one with no lenovo guarantee anymore because of real bad experiences with lenovo support)

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Re: Ultrabay2000 Zip Drive Click of death

#2 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:24 am

Well you should open it up, pray that the drive heads themselves are not damaged, and try giving it a cotton swab of alcohol to clean them.
Also make sure nothing is seizing up the motor.
I know those things are rare, I have a bunch of ZIP 100 disks but I gave up finding an Ultrabay 2000 Zip drive and went with a Dell C-bay one instead.
Dell Lat CP MMX-233 64mb 40gb W2k
600 PII-266 416mb 40gb WXP
T23 PIII 1.13ghz 1gb W7
Precision M4300 X9000 8gb 160gb WUXGA Ultrasharp fp W10
T530i 15.6" i7 16gb fp W10
A30p PIII 1.2 1gb W7 (IDTech)
T43p 2.26 2gb fp W10 (Sharp)
Lat C840 P4-2.5 2gb 60gb W7 (Ultrasharp)

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