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Thread: Floppy Drive Cable - Help?

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    I've just finished rebuilding my computer
    & everything worked except for my floppy disc cable-ing

    with the hard discs the red stripe faces me - everything works
    tried this with the floppy - not work
    also one end has a couple wires which twist into a different one,
    which end do i put it in - motherboard or floppy end, i tried floppy end

    computer build info -

    old - new
    power supply... 230W - 500W with PCI-Express lead
    motherboard... old small one - Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 PCI-Express
    processor... Pentium3 866Mhz - AMD Athlon 64 3000
    graphics... MX4000 - Winfast PX6600GT
    memory... 2x256Mb slow - 2x512Mb Corsair XMS matched pair

    new
    IDE card (so i can run my 5 hard disks + DVD burner)

    remains the same
    17" monitor
    old case
    Hard disks 30, 80, 120, 120, 200Gb
    Pioneer single layer DVD burner
    floppy drive, mouse, microsoft sidewider2 joystick, etc.

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    Try the twisted end at the drive with the red stripe closest the floppy's power connector.
    Reverse if needed.
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    I did not know that floppies were jumpered.
    Pretty sophisticated for a device that uses a disk of waxed paper as the storage media.
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    What is this floppy drive you speak of?
    Today is the day.

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    The red line (pin1) goes on the other side to an IDE device, so it's to the right when looking at the drive from the front.
    Plug the cable's 'flipped' end into the floppy and the other to the mobo.
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    I have a floppy drive with no jumpers, and the power connector is above the data connector.

    Should I turn the cable round at both ends?
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    I checked out the floppies at work yesterday.
    Of the twenty or so I inspected, not one had provision for jumpers.

    Just thought I'd mention it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker
    I checked out the floppies at work yesterday.
    Of the twenty or so I inspected, not one had provision for jumpers.

    Just thought I'd mention it.
    I've seen some floppy drives that have jumpers internally. They can only be accessed by removing the cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    I've seen some floppy drives that have jumpers internally. They can only be accessed by removing the cover.
    Which presumably voids the warranty.
    Very clever, these Asians.
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