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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:22 pm:   

I just transferred my desktop PC to a tower last week. I hooked up all my signal and power and everything worked fine except for my floppy. No matter what I did with the signal cable, it said that there was a floppy disk a: failure. It refused to load my floppy. When I put the cable in backwards, I got the light to come on and stay on continuously, I know that's wrong but this is why I mention it. So I went out this weekend and bought a new signal cable. I attached it to the motherboard and floppy. Know, it will actually detect my floppy and say it's installed, but the power light refuses to go on. I tried putting it in backwards just to see if the light will go on, and it doesn't. And whenever I try to access the drive, it says there is an error reading the disk. So, I decided to get another floppy drive. Now this brand new drive is doing the same exact thing, it will recognize the drive, in both dos and windows, but I don't get power and it doesn't recognize the disks. I have a second floppy power connector in my tower that is connected to a second fan. The fan works with both connectors, so I know that the power is fine. Anyone who can help, please let me know. I have to get my computer up and running. Thanks.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:22 pm:   

--hrm. I doubt that this is the problem, but by what you say, I think its at least possible. The 12V supply half of the power cable might be bad. I know you said you plugged it into a fan to test, but I believe that would only use the 5V portion of the supply. I recommend that you plug a different power connector into the drive and see what happens. Another reason this might make sense, is that the drive electronics should be all 5V. So.. the drive should be recognized etc.. but the motor would be 12V, and without it, you could not access disks. Again, this may not work, but its an idea at least.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:22 pm:   

....Or it may be that the Floppy Controller on your motherboard is puckerooed!!!!.......hope it's still under warranty otherwise I think you're looking at a new M/B. Good luck

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