Floppy Drive not working

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My floppy drive was working fine before with a regular flat ribbon cable 24in. Then I switched it out for a 10in round cable and it didn't work. I tried turning the cable around, no luck. With the new cable, the light on the floppy drive is constantly on.

Any ideas? (other than using the old cable)
 
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The cable is probably connected to the motherboard incorrectly as well. Look at your pin 1 orientation.
 

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The cable cannot go in the wrong way. Both ends have a tab on the connector to tell you which way to plug them in. I'll check just in case. Give me until 11:45MT.
 

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With the light on all the time the drive is hooked up backwards.Try flipping the cable over that plugs in at the drive first,then flip at mobo if you can unless socket is keyed,then disconnect both and switch ends of cable at mobo and drive,repeate flipping at drive and mobo until you get it right.
 

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I hope the round cable is a floppy drive cable not a regular IDE cable.
 

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1. switched cable, does not work
2. a IDE cable would not fit in a floppy jack

3. If the floppy was not seen by the computer, why is it still in My Computer?
4. Do I dare to uninstall the floppy, unplug it, plug it back in, and restart and hope it sees it?
 

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Your call on that.You can take the ribbon cable that works fold it into a rounded shape tape over it with electrical tape and it is just as good for air flow.
 

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I know I could do that.

But could it help to uninstall the floppy drive and then reinstall it?
 

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As I said that is your call to try.If it aint broke dont fix it I would say.
 
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