Thread: Floppy Drive not reading disks
January 7th, 2007, 07:20 PM #1
Floppy Drive not reading disks
Edit: Problem Solved
I just bought a new floppy drive but it doesn't seem to read any disks that I have; the same disk, however, can be read fine on my other computer with a different floppy drive. I'm pretty sure the connections are correct. When I try to read a disk, the LED on the floppy drive does turn on, but I always get the "Please insert a disk into drive A:." message and I can't even format the disk. Did I receive a defective product? Before I even try to return it, what else should I try? I am on Windows XP.
Last edited by Namie; January 8th, 2007 at 06:03 PM. Reason: problem solved
January 7th, 2007, 07:24 PM #2
Does the light on the floppy drive stay on all the time or only when it is trying to read the disk?"Retreat, hell! We just got here."
- Capt Lloyd Williams at the Battle of Belleau Wood
January 7th, 2007, 07:35 PM #3
I read that if it is always on, then the ribbon is placed upside down, but I think the ribbon can only be placed one way on mine. I don't think this is the problem...
January 8th, 2007, 12:05 AM #4
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Maybe it's a defective drive."Opinions not based on knowledge are ugly things"
January 8th, 2007, 12:20 AM #5
Try flipping the cable to see if that does the trick. You have nothing to lose trying it.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
January 8th, 2007, 06:01 PM #6
LOL! I found out the problem... it was so stupid. I only had the IDE ribbon attached; I didn't know I had to plug in the mini white thing to the floppy drive too. I thought floppy drives didn't need that much power. :P It's working now! Sorry.
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