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I think my Floppy Drive is corrupt or the motherboard part that initalizes the floppy drive is corrupt, because I have tried various floppy drives and none of them work ...
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    Floppy Drive Corrupt


    I think my Floppy Drive is corrupt or the motherboard part that initalizes the floppy drive is corrupt, because I have tried various floppy drives and none of them work every time I try to use a floppy it says it can't find the floppy

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    Are the connections correct.
    Red stripe = pin 1. Power supply cord firmly seated?
    Are the floppies themselves good?
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    I had this problem... but then found that the cable was the wrong way around , once it switched the cable around the floppy drive worked.
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    Well everyhting is plugged in, I am pretty sure the cables are the correct ones and I know the floppies are good, maybe I should check the cables again

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    Check the pins on the back of the drive too. I built a pc the other day and the floppy didnt work, I knew the connections were right, thought I just had a defective drive. Turns out I had bent one of the gold pins when I installed it. This was on a windows machine, and the a: drive was not showing up in "my computer" Something to check anyways.
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    check that the end on the cable is firmly on there sometimes they get lose......try another floppy cable
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    It's not the cable. Not if you put it in correctly. I had a problem one time like this and it turned out to be with a jumper that was on the mainboard. Try to enable FDC(Floppy Drive Controller) in the BIOS and if that doesn't work refer to the manual on the jumper settings and see if you need to enable or disable something.

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    Well some of the pins on the floppy drive are bent out of place I think, do they need to be realigned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude500
    Well some of the pins on the floppy drive are bent out of place I think, do they need to be realigned
    Yup. Or buy a used floppy. $5-10
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    I think you can realign them, anyways the cable isn't all the way on the drive as well

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