View Full Version : apple disk drive - possible to repair the ejecter?

February 14th, 2006, 07:27 AM
the external drive for the apple IIGS works fine but I always have to find a paperclip to unbend to make it eject anything, its soft eject seem to be broken. any insights on if this could be fixable and how?

I've got two and this particular one is labelled #1, must be all the wear on it from years ago

sorry if 'ejecter' was not a good word but I was not sure what word to use :roll:

February 14th, 2006, 07:41 AM
I don't recall seeing it on the double sided drives but Apple's single sided drives had a problem with lubrication.

The goo that they used (big problem with the mac 512k) would get hard over time and stop ejecting properly.

So, I'd take the drive apart and make sure it's not that problem.

If you can work the ejector with the paperclip but it's quite stiff, it may be that problem.

If it's something else, sorry. ;)

If that is the problem you can grease it up and manualy work it into the works and all should be fine.

I like WD-40 for this but you've got to be careful to not get it on the heads of course.


February 14th, 2006, 07:46 AM
thank you very much mryon, I'll have to look into this when I feel like getting around to it