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Pin #1 on floppy drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by danielno8, Jan 21, 2003.

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  1. danielno8

    danielno8 Thread Starter

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    I just bought an OEM floppy drive. It has no documentation on which pin is number 1. it is also not keyed so it would only connect one way.Any other way of checking??

    Thanks

    Daniel
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Generally, red stripe on floppy cable closest to power connector.

    BTW, putting it on backwards, the drive light will not go out.......it doesn't hurt anything, it just won't work that way ;)
     
  3. danielno8

    danielno8 Thread Starter

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    ok thanks!!Thats nice to know it wont do any harm, always wondered what'd happen!!

    Thanks very much!!

    Daniel
     
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