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Floppy Drive Won't Work Either

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sdh31873, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. sdh31873

    sdh31873 Thread Starter

    Jun 1, 1999
    I have a sony 3-1/2" floppy drive that I bought as an OEM and I can't get it to work anymore. It worked for a little while and the computer now will not recognize anything I put in it. It shows up as being connected in my bios setting but it stil will not work. I have a Pentium IV, 1.8Ghz Processor. I am having somewhat the same problem as the previous guy and need some help. Thanks.
  2. Jtoast


    Oct 3, 2002
    1) Any error messages?

    2) Does it light up when you try to use it?(if the light stays on ALL the time, you have the cable upside down)

    3) Have you checked your cable connections to make sure one ha sn't come loose?

    4) Have you tried several disks to make sure the media is good?
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    The most likely suspects are the cable and the drive. You should be able to buy both for $10-12, so I wouldn't spend too much time banging your head against the wall. :)
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