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Rounded Floppy Cable Question...

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September 5, 2002 8:10:39 PM

I recently bought a rounded floppy cable to hook up to my computer to permit a better flow of air inside. What I bought was the cable with only ONE connector on the end. This was a bad thing, b/c the floppy drive is now not recognized. Now I will have to wait a week for the one with 2 connectors on the end to arrive that I just ordered.

My question being is there any way to get that one connector cable to have my mobo recognize the drive? There isn't a slave connector on it I suppose I'm trying to say...otherwise, guess I'm stuck till next week with the normal ribbon connectors. :\

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September 6, 2002 3:05:55 AM

Hmmm.

Soundz like you've either got a bad wire/pin, or you have the connector on upside down.

Check the connector (it's been a while with mine; I don't remember if they have the little tab on the top), then after that it's either shoot wirez or buy a new cable.

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September 6, 2002 2:05:53 PM

I am using a floopy cable only have one connector on the end. I do think it matters if you only have one floppy drive.
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September 6, 2002 4:32:53 PM

Make sure you have the connectors on the right way. Pin 1 should be marked on both the cable and the drive.

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September 7, 2002 12:06:13 AM

thanks for the suggestions. i put the old ribbon in till I get the 3-connector one I ordered from Newegg. Luckily, I was able to get an RMA and can send this one back. :D 

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