Apple 3.5 Drive issues

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Apple 3.5 Drive issues

I have an Apple 3.5 drive on a IIgs that does not eject by dragging to the trash or by pushing the eject button. When dragging to trash, the drives spins and stops/spins stops and spons and stops... eventually hte icon goes to the trash, but the drive keeps up with the spin/stop. Id I push the ecect button, nothing happens.

 

Any hints on what may be wrong and how to fix?

 

Any and all help appreciated.

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Usually the little gear on

Usually the little gear on the eject motor has disintegrated and needs to be replaced.  Replacements are available on eBay, etc.  You have to take the drive apart to get to it but replacing it isn't that difficult once that is done.

 

 

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Apple 3.5 Drive issues

Thanks for that info. But even if the gear is bad, shouldn't I hear the eject motor run?

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Beach71 wrote:Thanks for that
Beach71 wrote:

Thanks for that info. But even if the gear is bad, shouldn't I hear the eject motor run?

Maybe, maybe without the gear it is just turning quietly and not doing anything.  I'm not sure what actually makes the noise.  Many electric motors are more or less silent by themselves, it is often what they act on that makes the noise due to friction, etc.

 

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