Sony MO disc drive SMO-F541-01

  greybeard 14:30 01 Nov 2005
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I've just aquired several magneto optical hard drives with the 5.25" cassette still in them.
How do I get them out without destroying the drive or cassette ?
There's a small hole below the lower right of the cassette, like the one on a bare cd player, that would line up with the eject button, if the front was still in place.
On a cd player, a small wire poked in there releases the disc mechanism.
I hesitate to try this until anyone can advise that I wont be causing any damage.
Apart from this, I can't see what is holding the cassette in place.
Many thanks.

  greybeard 19:44 01 Nov 2005

Perhaps I need to power it up to release the mechanism ?

  greybeard 22:52 03 Nov 2005

Does anyone know what I'm talking about, or am I the only one in the universe with one of these drives ?

  greybeard 22:31 09 Jan 2006

Apparently I am.

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