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Old IBM Thinkpad Laptop errors

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by headsortails, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. headsortails

    headsortails Thread Starter

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    We've got an old IBM laptop (model yet to be identified), it's started to give 2 errors on boot-up - 630 and 631 - which I have found to be 'Drive A index stuck high' and 'Drive A index stuck low' respectively.

    Even tho the errors have been identified I can't find any clue how to can resolve these problems - any ideas?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. StumpedTechy

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    Well usually its one of 2 things - 1) replace the floppy drive itself or 2) replace the MB because its a floppy drive controller errors.
     
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    For a laptop of its age replacement of any major component would be pointless, if the FDD was disabled via bios do you think the PC would boot to operating system to enable viewing of files?

    Thanks for your reply.
     
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    It should be able to if its the floppy drive itself thats the problem. If its the controller then it probably won't.
     
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