Floppy disk problem?


H

Hans Wangle

It acts like the floppy drive cable is plugged in incorrectly. Try reversing
the floppy drive cable. This is a common problem when there is no block in
the middle of the cable. Hope this helps.
 
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Miss Perspicacia Tick

Christo said:
ok i have heard bad stuff about MSI

i ended up replacing my old abit board which blew on me due to my
stupidity haha

anyway the MSI is installed and it works great (thought it would be
worse) but my abit caused lue screens alot.. anyhow

I have a floppy Disk Drive in the system, it appears to have the LED
constantly on, the drive is not making any noises at all, but the
light appears to be on as if something is in the drive.
Usually means you've cabled it the wrong way round. I think (though someone
feel free to correct me) that the stripe (it's usually red) must be on the
right.
 
S

Shep©

ok i have heard bad stuff about MSI

i ended up replacing my old abit board which blew on me due to my stupidity
haha

anyway the MSI is installed and it works great (thought it would be worse)
but my abit caused lue screens alot.. anyhow

I have a floppy Disk Drive in the system, it appears to have the LED
constantly on, the drive is not making any noises at all, but the light
appears to be on as if something is in the drive.

It isnt a very old FDD only about 4 month

it is just a pain, because i know they are only like £3 for a new one but
this one should work, I am going to try a different FDD cable to the one
supplied by abit, i will do that tomorrow, might just be one of those stupid
things, unexplained you know?

But if anyone has any sensible advice to offer me that might solve the prob
then go ahead, I am sick of cutting my hands to pieces inside my case, i
havent had no rest today, I got the new MSI KT6V board this morning from
pcworld (only decent board they had) anyhow i took my old board out along
with the

HDD, FDD, Fan controller, Front USB/LED Display, CD-RW/DVD-ROM, DVD-RW and
PSU fan controller

slapped the msi in, and put everything else back in, i never got everything
back up and nicely tidy until tea time, it took me the whole day

any advice greatly appreciated!

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Some floppy cables are made the wrong way round.I've had to snip the
lug off one end and spin the cable round.If the drive light is on all
the time then it's the wrong way round.
HTH :)



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N

Noozer

I have a floppy Disk Drive in the system, it appears to have the LED
Thank you for the super speedy response, i should have figured it would be
something simple as the cable, I am sure it will be A ok when i slap in the
other cable tomorrow.
Can't you just flip the cable over?

On the drive you should notice a pin near one end missing (pin 3 or 4 I
think)... That is the end that should have the striped side at.
 
J

James Hilton

Noozer said:
Can't you just flip the cable over?

On the drive you should notice a pin near one end missing (pin 3 or 4 I
think)... That is the end that should have the striped side at.
If the cable does not have a key look for two little slotts, one on each end
of the connector. That is the side that goes toward the key slop on the
mobo floppy socket. The twisted portion of the cable is closest to the
striped side (i.e. pin 1)
 
C

Christo

ok i have heard bad stuff about MSI

i ended up replacing my old abit board which blew on me due to my stupidity
haha

anyway the MSI is installed and it works great (thought it would be worse)
but my abit caused lue screens alot.. anyhow

I have a floppy Disk Drive in the system, it appears to have the LED
constantly on, the drive is not making any noises at all, but the light
appears to be on as if something is in the drive.

It isnt a very old FDD only about 4 month

it is just a pain, because i know they are only like £3 for a new one but
this one should work, I am going to try a different FDD cable to the one
supplied by abit, i will do that tomorrow, might just be one of those stupid
things, unexplained you know?

But if anyone has any sensible advice to offer me that might solve the prob
then go ahead, I am sick of cutting my hands to pieces inside my case, i
havent had no rest today, I got the new MSI KT6V board this morning from
pcworld (only decent board they had) anyhow i took my old board out along
with the

HDD, FDD, Fan controller, Front USB/LED Display, CD-RW/DVD-ROM, DVD-RW and
PSU fan controller

slapped the msi in, and put everything else back in, i never got everything
back up and nicely tidy until tea time, it took me the whole day

any advice greatly appreciated!
 
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Christo

Christo said:
ok i have heard bad stuff about MSI

i ended up replacing my old abit board which blew on me due to my
stupidity haha

anyway the MSI is installed and it works great (thought it would be worse)
but my abit caused lue screens alot.. anyhow

I have a floppy Disk Drive in the system, it appears to have the LED
constantly on, the drive is not making any noises at all, but the light
appears to be on as if something is in the drive.

It isnt a very old FDD only about 4 month

it is just a pain, because i know they are only like £3 for a new one but
this one should work, I am going to try a different FDD cable to the one
supplied by abit, i will do that tomorrow, might just be one of those
stupid things, unexplained you know?

But if anyone has any sensible advice to offer me that might solve the
prob then go ahead, I am sick of cutting my hands to pieces inside my
case, i havent had no rest today, I got the new MSI KT6V board this
morning from pcworld (only decent board they had) anyhow i took my old
board out along with the

HDD, FDD, Fan controller, Front USB/LED Display, CD-RW/DVD-ROM, DVD-RW and
PSU fan controller

slapped the msi in, and put everything else back in, i never got
everything back up and nicely tidy until tea time, it took me the whole
day

any advice greatly appreciated!
Thank you for the super speedy response, i should have figured it would be
something simple as the cable, I am sure it will be A ok when i slap in the
other cable tomorrow.
 

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