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Floppy disk drive

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by ringo711, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. ringo711

    ringo711 Member

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    Hi small problem with my Floppy disk drive for some reason when i put a disk in to the drive nothing happens, by this i mean when i click on the drive in my computer a box comes up and says please insert a disk into drive A. Any ideas. THANKS
     
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    Rotary Senior member

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    hi

    try some NEW dofferent floppies
     
  3. ringo711

    ringo711 Member

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    I have tryed new and old that work fine in my other PC
     
  4. heybilly

    heybilly Regular member

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    y is this in the dvd-r section?
     
  5. spacedust

    spacedust Regular member

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    Whats a floppy?

    Spacedust
     
  6. baabaa

    baabaa Active member

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    Sarcasm, I love it.............

    This should be posted here http://forums.afterdawn.com/forum_view.cfm/111

    Anyway in answer to your question.

    Does the light come on, if not check power lead is still connected and also the IDE lead is properly orientated - twist towards the drive end.
    Does the drive 'click' when you insert the floppy?
    If not, try and really push it in.
    failing that it has probably got a damaged mechanism where the micro switch isn't operating to say that there is a floppy in.

    Failing that:
    Buy a new one.................peanuts nowadays.............
     
  7. ringo711

    ringo711 Member

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    Thanks a lot I give that in the morning, I don't think it's the floppy because I've tryed two so far, so I'll have a look inside
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll scoot this one over to the appropriate forum :)
     
  9. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    take a q-tip & isopropyl alcohol to the head of the drive & let sit for a few minutes before trying to read or write a disk
    baabaa, is not an ide cable which has a 40 pin connector but is a floppy cable with 34 pin connector
     
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    baabaa Active member

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    LMAO.....cheers ddp.........
     

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