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Old 09-01-02, 12:58 PM
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Damn floppy drive light stays on.

It stays on all the time so I had to unplug the power and ide wire to it since I was afraid it would be draining power. Does this mean that it is bad or the power wire is bad? The floppy drive is right under the dvd drive. Makes me wonder.... I also had noticed that the IDE cable looked like it was shredded (but only one section and I used the other unused plug) like maybe it got twisted or cut by the fans and it also won't see a floppy disk like "Drive is not ready".

I have a spare floppy drive and IDE cable at home but alas I am at school, but i'll swing by and get it at the end of the week.

Meanwhile.... any of you guys have had this problem?
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Old 09-01-02, 01:11 PM
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That's generally a sign that you have the floppy signal (not power) cable on upside down.
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Old 09-01-02, 01:22 PM
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That's generally a sign that you have the floppy signal (not power) cable on upside down.
Hmm. I'll try that later since I had already rebooted a few times today. Thanks.
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Old 09-03-02, 03:18 AM
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That's generally a sign that you have the floppy signal (not power) cable on upside down.
That would be my diagnosis also. I've done this same thing before and simple turning around of the cable fixed it. Gotta love unkeyed floppy drive connectors
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Old 09-03-02, 11:03 AM
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That's generally a sign that you have the floppy signal (not power) cable on upside down.
I second that diagnosis!
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Ill third it!

floppy drives are odd.. generally, with ide, you put the pink towards the power.. but with floppy drives.. its not always that way.
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Old 09-03-02, 12:43 PM
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Since everyone else is doing it, I'll agree with myself here.

This committee work is really great!
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Happened to me a few months back. Behold the wonders of search:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=221046
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Old 09-03-02, 04:54 PM
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I forgot about this thread.

You guys were all right! Cable was just upside down!
When I tried to power up, got no response, then hmm, I just flicked the surge protector, since it seems like it needed to be grounded since I had the power connector unplugged before and all works well!
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