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#1525982 - 04/06/17 11:09 AM VS-840EX Zip Drive Failing..loaded first song..then clicking
Krackle Offline
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Hi Folks, long time..

..The Zip drive in my 840ex is kicking it..figuring this issue has hit most of you on these machines..


I have a bunch of music I need to archive and hoping you guys might help me out of this..should have been doing this a long time ago..

When I fire up the machine and pop a disk in..it loads a song..will play it..

When I go to change songs etc..the ZIP drive goes into a cycle of clicking..over and over, pretty much. Can't get it to stop of course and not sure how to retrieve my disc..shutdown seemed like the only recourse..

Im seeing some 100 meg internal ZIP drives for sale here and there..was there a specific type for the Roland recorders? I think my 840ex was a first generation

What are my options here or am i screwed because of the format?


Edited by Krackle (04/06/17 11:25 AM)

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#1525987 - 04/06/17 12:09 PM Re: VS-840EX Zip Drive Failing..loaded first song..then clicking [Re: Krackle]
Wish Administrator Offline
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The dreaded click of death.

Does your machine have the 100 MB Zip drive or the 250 MB Zip drive?
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#1525988 - 04/06/17 12:22 PM Re: VS-840EX Zip Drive Failing..loaded first song..then clicking [Re: Wish]
Krackle Offline
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Hi Wish, thanks for responding..thought everyone had completely disappeared

The 250... model Z250ATAPI - i pulled it just now

Are all of the internal 250 zips I see for sale on Ebay compatible as long as have the jumper in the right position?

Mine has beige trim/bezel..are these different from the black ones, same model number?

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#1525990 - 04/06/17 12:29 PM Re: VS-840EX Zip Drive Failing..loaded first song..then clicking [Re: Krackle]
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One major word of caution - DO NOT PUT ANY OF YOUR OTHER BACKUP DISCS INTO THAT ZIP DRIVE THAT'S CLICKING!

It's not the disc that's causing the clicking. The machine is a goner and will take out any of your discs with it, when they start clicking.

Hopefully you haven't lost important backups yet.
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#1525991 - 04/06/17 12:40 PM Re: VS-840EX Zip Drive Failing..loaded first song..then clicking [Re: uptildawn]
Krackle Offline
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No worries..only one with fairly minor files on it..

Wondering about which drive to look for and if all Z250ATAPI internals will
work?

also..is there a way to eject the one that is in there now?

little hole for paper clip?

EDIT: Got it, the hole is in the back of the drive




Edited by Krackle (04/06/17 12:43 PM)

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#1525997 - 04/06/17 01:10 PM Re: VS-840EX Zip Drive Failing..loaded first song..then clicking [Re: Krackle]
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I've still got the internal 250 mb Zip drive that came with my 840 ex. I had converted the 840 drive to a card reader. I no longer have the 840, but I still have the Zip drive.

The Zip drive worked fine when I pulled it from the machine, and it's just been sitting in a box for years.

PM your mailing address to me, and I will mail it out to you if you'd like.
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#1526728 - 04/12/17 05:24 PM Re: VS-840EX Zip Drive Failing..loaded first song..then clicking [Re: Wish]
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Just a follow up, as I don't know if Krackle is going to check back in here.....but here is the rest of the story.

I sent my Zip drive to Krackle and it arrived earlier this week. He installed it, and his vs840ex is back up and running again!

Hopefully that drive I sent him will give him a few more years of use.



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#1526737 - 04/12/17 06:32 PM Re: VS-840EX Zip Drive Failing..loaded first song..then clicking [Re: Wish]
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good to hear that, Wish.
I hate to think of all the tracks Krackle might have lost without your help.....
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