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Date:      Fri, 28 Sep 2001 21:37:23 -0400
From:      "Andrew C. Hornback" <>
To:        "Brian Whalen" <>, "David Friedman" <>
Cc:        <questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: Zip Drive (100MB) problem on 4.4-STABLE
Message-ID:  <000001c14887$497b80a0$6600000a@columbia>
In-Reply-To: <>

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG]On Behalf Of Brian Whalen
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 9:24 PM
> To: David Friedman
> Cc: questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Re: Zip Drive (100MB) problem on 4.4-STABLE
> havent used em in bsd, but theres the famous click of death issue that
> existed previously..  Googling for that phrase gives mucho matches..
> Brian "Sonic" Whalen
> Success = Preparation + Opportunity


	Please refrain from top-posting, it's very easy to lose the context of the
reply that way.

	As to the infamous "Click o'death", that wouldn't cause the drive to not
show up, it would simply render the media nearly useless and subject the
user of the machine to the wonderful tones supplied by our friends at

--- Andy

> On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, David Friedman wrote:
> > Hello, I was using my brand new ZIP100 when it magically
> stopped working.
> > Upon rebooting, /dev/afd0 vanished, so I ran MAKEDEV and rebooted again.
> > The ZIP drive is still not showing up in a dmesg, and it says
> that /dev/afd0
> > is not configured.
> >
> > My guess is that the drive is toast.  Has anybody else had any
> problems with
> > ZIP drives in FreeBSD?


	Before doing anything, make sure your cables are okay and that the drive is
powered.  Make sure it shows up during the machine's POST/Boot sequence.

	Also, check to make sure that the dmesg entry for the controller it's
attached to is showing up.

--- Andy

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