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Hi

 

I've just set up my first rig, it took a while but I'm nearly there.

 

The one remaining problem is the floppy drive won't work. It powers up but will not read the disks, I have tried two drives both with the same results. :confused:

 

I was wondering if anybody could shed some light on this problem.

 

TIA

 

Steve

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Your cable is seated wrong. Reverse it (the one on the FDD)

The steady in-use light is generally a sign of the cable seated incorrectly.

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Your cable is seated wrong. Reverse it (the one on the FDD)

The steady in-use light is generally a sign of the cable seated incorrectly.

 

 

indeed it is :nod:

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Sorry I should have mensioned my cable is definatley the right way round.

 

I even purchased a new cable because the standard DFI ones are ..

 

Note to DFI. Stop suplying . cables

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If you are booting from floppy there are 2 bios settings required to enable fdd.

Generally the twist in the floppy cable is on the floppy drive side. The red indicator wire goes to pin 1 usually closest to the power connection. You may think its on right since its keyed but alot of floppy drives have 2 keys on the top AND bottom.

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yea, floppy cable orientations can be tricky. Thankfully, if it doesn't work one way, it will work the other - wthout the fear of doing any damage.

 

First off, the pin 1 doesn't always have to be closest to the power plug like with CD-ROM drives. As for the notch, it's the same deal - as you noticed with some floppy connectors on the cable, the notch is now shaven down.

 

As for the cables being ., well, that's just a matter of opinion. I thank them for including rounded cables in the first place, but they seem to be harder to manuver in a case than other rounded cables. I tend to use them anyways just to keep that yellow DFI theme. :)

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if the led is always on it should be wrong cable position, it happen´s the same with me in the last windows installation.

 

the problem was that the dfi floppy cable enter´s booth way´s in the drive and it had me confused.

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Did anybody note that a floppy cable also has a twist in the top connector? this twist identifies the connected drive as being an A drive when 2 drives are connected.

 

so make sure that:

You connect the longest part of the cable to the mobo

you connect the other end of the cable to the floppy.

You leave the middle connector as is

You have your pin orientation the right way around

 

Then everything should work.

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Cheers for the sugestions

 

Still no luck!

 

So far ive tried 2 floppys that work in other machines

Dfi floppy cable + a new cable

Reversed the cables both ways

 

As for the bios

First boot device- remouvable

Boot other device- enabled

Swap floppy drive- disabled

Boot up floppy seek- disabled

 

Cannot find anything that says FDD-enabled/disabled

 

Any more info would be greatly appreciated

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