PowerBook 1400 with scsi problems

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PowerBook 1400 with scsi problems

I recently purchased a PowerBook 1400 for $10 jsut to have on hand so i could use it for word processing when i am on the go. The only problem is that it did not come with the original cd drive; someone replaced it with a floppy. So in order to install any programs at all, I grabbed a scsi zip 100 drive, but when I tried to use it, a sign flashed across the screen that looked like a diamond with a line and a two . I have no idea what that means because i know very little about scsi and was wondering if someone could help me out. If you have no idea what i am talking about, i will post a picture if need be.

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Cable

The problem you are havung is that you have a SCSI dock cable or you have an adaptor set to dock mode. Switch it back or use a normal cable and it will work. Keep the dock cable tho' as it will become useful for hooking it up to desktop macs. The number 2 means it's set to be SCSI ID 2 on the chain.

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id

when it's off dock mode, the computer will boot, but the zip does not show up on the desktop, does the problem have to do with the scsi id?

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Driver?

This might sound stupid, but do you have the zip driver loaded?

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