FDD does not read



Panchi
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
I have tried to install a new FDD on my PC. However, the green light always
remain on and when I try to access the floppy it asks to insert disk,
whereas it already is. I have a P4 3.4 120GB SATA and D915PGN intel
Motherboard. Device manager shows "Flopy disk drive" after expanding the
Floppy disk drives + sign. I have checked all the cables but they seem to be
OK. ANy thing that I could be missing?

Kinell
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
"Panchi" <discussions@microsoft.com> wrote in
news:ucLfg6yVFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl:

> I have tried to install a new FDD on my PC. However, the green
> light always remain on and when I try to access the floppy it
> asks to insert disk, whereas it already is. I have a P4 3.4
> 120GB SATA and D915PGN intel Motherboard. Device manager shows
> "Flopy disk drive" after expanding the Floppy disk drives +
> sign. I have checked all the cables but they seem to be OK. ANy
> thing that I could be missing?
>
>
>

You have fitted the ribbon cable backwards on the drive connector.
Reverse it and all should be well.

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Green light remaining on usually indicates the data cable is connected
backwards/upside down. Connect it properly and should have better luck.
The stripe on the cable indicates pin one connector.

Panchi wrote:
> I have tried to install a new FDD on my PC. However, the green light always
> remain on and when I try to access the floppy it asks to insert disk,
> whereas it already is. I have a P4 3.4 120GB SATA and D915PGN intel
> Motherboard. Device manager shows "Flopy disk drive" after expanding the
> Floppy disk drives + sign. I have checked all the cables but they seem to be
> OK. ANy thing that I could be missing?
>
>

Panchi
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Thanks Kinell and bob I. Your advice worked perfect. I just connected the
data cable the other way and now its working fine.


"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:OC8RRVzVFHA.4056@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Green light remaining on usually indicates the data cable is connected
> backwards/upside down. Connect it properly and should have better luck.
> The stripe on the cable indicates pin one connector.
>
> Panchi wrote:
>> I have tried to install a new FDD on my PC. However, the green light
>> always remain on and when I try to access the floppy it asks to insert
>> disk, whereas it already is. I have a P4 3.4 120GB SATA and D915PGN
>> intel Motherboard. Device manager shows "Flopy disk drive" after
>> expanding the Floppy disk drives + sign. I have checked all the cables
>> but they seem to be OK. ANy thing that I could be missing?
>

Bob I
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
You're welcome, enjoy the day!

Panchi wrote:

> Thanks Kinell and bob I. Your advice worked perfect. I just connected the
> data cable the other way and now its working fine.
>
>
> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:OC8RRVzVFHA.4056@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>
>>Green light remaining on usually indicates the data cable is connected
>>backwards/upside down. Connect it properly and should have better luck.
>>The stripe on the cable indicates pin one connector.
>>
>>Panchi wrote:
>>
>>>I have tried to install a new FDD on my PC. However, the green light
>>>always remain on and when I try to access the floppy it asks to insert
>>>disk, whereas it already is. I have a P4 3.4 120GB SATA and D915PGN
>>>intel Motherboard. Device manager shows "Flopy disk drive" after
>>>expanding the Floppy disk drives + sign. I have checked all the cables
>>>but they seem to be OK. ANy thing that I could be missing?
>>
>
>


FDD does not read