Floppy Drive "not ready"?

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Floppy Drive "not ready"?

Postby charlesp123 » Thu Nov 14, 2002 12:24 pm

Built a new computer..... everything works fine but the floppy drive(3.5) light stays on and cant read any disks.

When I insert a floppy and click on A: drive, I get a 'Drive not ready' message.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Postby EvLwMn » Thu Nov 14, 2002 12:27 pm

Try pulling the ribbon cable out of the back and flipping it over and plugging it back in. You might have it plugged in wrong.
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Postby evasive » Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:03 pm

The end with the twist in the cable goes to floppy, the straight end to the motherboard.
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Postby tommyesq73 » Thu Nov 14, 2002 1:52 pm

If the light on the floppy stays on but nothing happens, you got the ribbon on backwards.
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