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Old 09-11-2002, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Floppy Drive not working


I recently upgraded my computer and added:

-K7S5A motherboard

-Athlon XP1700+

-256 DDR Ram

When I did so, i put everything into a new case. But now when I try to copy something to a floppy, I get a message saying that I cant, because of "I/O device error" Anybody know whats wrong?

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Old 09-11-2002, 08:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check the connection to your floppy drive, including the 34-pin ribbon cable. Make sure pin #1 (usually the red-colored wire on most cables) is connected to pin 1 on the floppy drive and be sure that it is getting power, and that the sides of the cable are plugged correctly (motherboard end and floppy drive end).

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Old 09-14-2002, 03:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Same happened to me.. I'll just wait inpatiently to get a new one..
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