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January 9, 2010 2:38:34 AM

Motherboard is ASUS A7N8Xe and it's floppy port is a 34-1 in position 5 pin
arrangement.

I bought a 34 pin cable.

Since the floppy is not being detected, I am assuming the cable is the wrong kind.

Is this correct? Does the cable have to be
the exact pin configuration as the motherboards?

The floppy drive is also a 34 -1 but the open pin is in position 3 not 5 as the mother boards is.

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a b G Storage
January 9, 2010 3:27:39 AM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

My question is. Why do you need a floppy drive?
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January 9, 2010 3:32:42 AM

Hi saint19,

I am certain I have the need to create an Emergency Repair Disk for Windows NT.

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a b G Storage
January 9, 2010 11:00:09 PM

Make sure the cable is connected the correct way around, pin one on cable is the one with a stripe, on the floppy drive the stripe side goes on the side nearest to power connector. At the mobo end it will be marked.
Also you need to make sure that the floppy drive is enabled in bios.
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January 10, 2010 12:09:03 AM

Yes, thanks. I have checked all of these points.

I am still at a loss to explain this.

I have sent a technical support request to the mobo mfgr.: ASUS.

Don't know what else to do....


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a c 295 V Motherboard
a b G Storage
January 10, 2010 12:21:06 AM

The LED blinks when you turn on the PC?
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January 10, 2010 12:50:04 AM

No, it does not.

I do have it connected, though.

There's probably no power for some reason.
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January 10, 2010 8:13:45 PM

I was using the wrong power connecter.

Thanks for the attention.

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January 17, 2010 2:27:43 AM

saint19 said:
The LED blinks when you turn on the PC?



I have troubleshooted by doing all of the following - but still no LED at all.

Resetting CMOS battery.

Stripping down mombo to cpu, memory and floppy only.

Setting BIOS to enable floppy.

There is just NO POWER despite the cabling being correct.

Any other ideas?

On boot I continually receive the "Floppy disk fail (40)" message .

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a c 295 V Motherboard
a b G Storage
January 17, 2010 5:30:07 PM

Uhmmm, ok select an option.

1- Your floppy drive work fine, but LED don't blinks and you receive the message "floppy disk file (40)"

or

2- Your floppy drive still don't work.
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January 17, 2010 11:53:47 PM

2 - it's completely unresponsive.

no lights, nuthn'

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a c 295 V Motherboard
a b G Storage
January 18, 2010 11:09:21 AM

Do you try with another floppy drive and cable?
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January 18, 2010 2:25:31 PM

Yes, that's not the source of the problem.

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a b G Storage
January 18, 2010 2:47:27 PM

Uhmm. Ok, wait till the ASUS support reply to your message. When this happen, tell me the reply that you recive from ASUS. At this point, i'm not sure that could be the reason for the fail.
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January 18, 2010 2:55:28 PM

Thank you for your patience. I have exhausted all of the suggestions by ASUS tech support. At this point,

I am going to put this behind me and move on. Maybe I'll just buy a new motherboard.

Again, thanks.





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