floppy disk trouble

By learner1 ยท 6 replies
May 3, 2006
  1. hello gentlemen
    floppy disk trouble -green light always on- when you put in ploppy disk into drive
    and try to access it from my computer it gives a message awsking me to please put a disc in drive.I t is not the floppy disk as i havr tried others, same thing. It does not seem to see the disk.
    thanhs for any advise

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Check that the floppy cable is connected the right way round. If it is, try another floppy cable.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. C0d3Warr10r

    C0d3Warr10r TS Rookie Posts: 33

    Power Lead

    Try turning the power connector around on the floppy drive, I've seen some floppy drive's lights stay on constant when the power lead is reversed. Hope this helps.

  4. learner1

    learner1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43


    thanks very much for your ideas will check it out and return to you.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I forgot to mention. When the floppy drive light is constantly on, simply unplugging the floppy cable at the floppy drive end and reversing the cable, may well solve the problem.

    Regards Howard :)
  6. learner1

    learner1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Thanks for all replies.
    turned the wiring around and hey presto. We have everything working thanks again

    learner 1
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Which wiring was that?
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