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    zip Drive

    My Syquest 230 zip drive quit on me. I'd like to open the case but don't know how. Any help? <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>

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    Re: zip Drive

    I'm afraid you may have to take it in...

    There's no harm in opening up the case, (I assume you're talking about opening your computer...) as long as you take a few precautionary measures first.

    1. Disconnect all power sources.
    After disconnecting the power, it's good to press the power switch a few times to make sure there is absolutely no voltage in the box.
    2. Static is NOT a components friend.
    There are devices that ground you to the system's case to avoid static discharge. Avoid touching any and all electrical boards unless absolutely necessary. When doing so, leave one hand on the case. (It is not recommended that you touch electrical components inside your machine, as serious damage may result...)

    Any number of things may have caused your Zip drive to go out, is it responding? If nothing is happening on the drive you might open the case, and check the connections.

    Opening The Computer's Case
    This varys greatly from system to system, but there are two types of system cases, generally speaking. (With thousands of variations of each...) Towers, and Desktops.

    A majority of tower cases are what I like to call 'Service Friendly.' Opening your system case may void any warranty you have, if any.

    Please see the attached documentation on removing your case. If you have any questions, or are confused, you're welcome to post here, but you may consider having someone take a look at it. [img]/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif[/img]

    Hope that helps!
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    Re: zip Drive

    Tnx for reply DrkRealm. Sorry I didn't make myself clear in the original post. I'm comfortable with computers and all the stuff in them. The problem is that the SYQUEST EZ230 is an external self-contained box. All the communication things work, except the disk doesn't seem to get up to speed, or the speed sensor isn't working. I just don't know the trick for opening the thing to look around. Alas...

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    Re: zip Drive

    Don't know much about these drives in particular. One place to look for screws is under any rubber feet. That's a common hiding place. Also, check under stickers.

    I suppose it is possible the factory just glues the case together.

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    Re: zip Drive

    <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    The great thing about the lounge, is that I know that authoring all that isn't a waste of time! <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15>

    Is <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.syquest.com/products/m_ezflyer.html>this</A> your drive? It looks like the rubber feet are concealing screws, but it is possible that the whole thing is glued together, Stranger still, i've seen the innards pressed into the case... As long as you don't force anything open, you should be fine..

    Reverse engineering is fun! I couldn't find anything on repair of the 230, but i'm sure you'll figure it out!

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