My floppy drive doesn'twork


#1

My A drive light has been continously on since the last time my computer was fixed. I didn’t think anything of it, until last night when I tried to access some stuff on a floppy, and realised the drive doesn’t work at all. All it does is say “A drive is not responding” and doesn’t even make a sound like it’s trying to read it.

Is there a simple way I can fix this without needing anyone to do it for me?

There was another few questions I was going to ask about other things, but I can’t remember them at the moment. Stay tuned.


#2

open your case, pull the ribbon cable off the back of the drive and reverse it. the guy got it backwards.
Future Shop again? :laughing:


#3

[quote=“smartass”]My A drive light has been continously on since the last time my computer was fixed. I didn’t think anything of it, until last night when I tried to access some stuff on a floppy, and realised the drive doesn’t work at all. All it does is say “A drive is not responding” and doesn’t even make a sound like it’s trying to read it.

Is there a simple way I can fix this without needing anyone to do it for me?

There was another few questions I was going to ask about other things, but I can’t remember them at the moment. Stay tuned.[/quote]

take the ribbon cable off and turn it around… then it will go off and actually function.


#4

dig the “Wontee-Voigh” $499 Sempron 2200 handlecase system
http://www.maxit.net/junk/wv499.jpg

$569 Sempron 2600 'jetengine’
http://www.maxit.net/junk/314day.jpg

gotta hold that digital still, dontcha.


#5

Nope not Future Shop… Friendly Neighbourhood Computer Guy who shall remain nameless to protect his ego.


#6

did you try what i suggested smartass?


#7

:laughing: floppy drive :laughing:


#8

A guy who stiffed me for $2000 came in the other day wanting me to convert info from a 5 1/4 floppy to a 3 1/2.
:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
His ENTIRE invoicing and inventory control system is down!!!
:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
Can’t do it. Can’t even plug a 3 1/2 floppy into a modern motherboard, the 5" ones is SO obsolete it will cost you $3000 to get the info off of that disk
(shut up and play long)
I HOPE HE GOES FREAKING BROKE!!!
:]: :smiling_imp: :smiling_imp:


#9

Picture time eh?
cough
HAZZAH! my baby

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/ghost3xx/baby%202point0/DSCF0016.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/ghost3xx/baby%202point0/7d9c6de6.jpg

:smiley:


#10

[quote=“Ghost3x”]Picture time eh?
cough
HAZZAH! my baby

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/ghost3xx/baby%202point0/DSCF0016.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/ghost3xx/baby%202point0/7d9c6de6.jpg

:smiley:[/quote]

That looks like the system i build at discovery Computer’s IN pg.


#11

I can get really cool cheap cases, but none of the wholesalers i deal with have tubing, cathode lights or even colored fans for add-ons. Been having a good time making these ones with dreadful mother-of-pearl cases w blue burble lites for the little-old-lady crowd here. Kids love the handle cases for LAN parties.
Discovery in PG? Haven’t seen them yet. Are they in the Pine Center, they like malls?


#12

yeah in the pine center mall right across from zeller’s…

Great store great prices go in and talk to rob…


#13

I got a case from them and it broke as soon as I opened the door. : P


#14

you broke the door you DUMBASSS after i brought that case for you and installed every thing you just had to break it didn’t you… DAMIT!


#15