manual and auto eject disk drives...and swapping either direction

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could an auto replace a manual one and vice versa or is there a limit to this type of swapping somewhere?

while I'm asking that I thought I'll verify a related thought:
as far as I recall from memory myself, the manual one you had to push disk in all ways [hence the 'carved out slightly' look on the case front for the disk slot] verus the auto one grabbing your disk when you push it past partway in

did I remember correct?

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Yes and maybe

Hey,

You remember correctly. What specific machines are you talking about?

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I tried replacing the manual

I tried replacing the manual inject drive in a 7600 with an auto-inject drive. As I recall I had to change the cable because otherwise it was continuously cycling through the eject. After getting it to work I found that I'd need to modify the disk opening to let it work. I wasn't willing to do that at the time and went back to the original floppy drive.
I never tried putting a manual inject drive in a machine originally equipped with an auto-inject mechanism.

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Seems like it would work if t

Seems like it would work if the machine was able to recognize the drive. I used to have a floppy drive that would not auto-eject, all I had to do was use the paperclip eject and it worked fine.

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william, well one I was think

william, well one I was thinking of starting with was the 6115CD

the drive that came with it ratherly seem quite dusty and I didn't have any good sucker with tiny tube on hand (image how helpful that could had been for for surface dust) so I might have to consider finding another drive from someone and so hence I was wondering about manual & auto type ones

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What you really refer to is "

What you really refer to is "auto-inject" drives. All Mac drives support auto-eject (didn't some clone not though?) but not all are auto-inject (ie. take your disk and pull it in)

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