Floppy Drive not detected

nightsow10

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Motherboard is ASUS A7N8Xe and it's floppy port is a 34-1 in position 5 pin
arrangement.

I bought a 34 pin cable.

Since the floppy is not being detected, I am assuming the cable is the wrong kind.

Is this correct? Does the cable have to be
the exact pin configuration as the motherboards?

The floppy drive is also a 34 -1 but the open pin is in position 3 not 5 as the mother boards is.

 

Jonmor68

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Make sure the cable is connected the correct way around, pin one on cable is the one with a stripe, on the floppy drive the stripe side goes on the side nearest to power connector. At the mobo end it will be marked.
Also you need to make sure that the floppy drive is enabled in bios.
 

nightsow10

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Yes, thanks. I have checked all of these points.

I am still at a loss to explain this.

I have sent a technical support request to the mobo mfgr.: ASUS.

Don't know what else to do....


 

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I have troubleshooted by doing all of the following - but still no LED at all.

Resetting CMOS battery.

Stripping down mombo to cpu, memory and floppy only.

Setting BIOS to enable floppy.

There is just NO POWER despite the cabling being correct.

Any other ideas?

On boot I continually receive the "Floppy disk fail (40)" message .

 

nightsow10

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Thank you for your patience. I have exhausted all of the suggestions by ASUS tech support. At this point,

I am going to put this behind me and move on. Maybe I'll just buy a new motherboard.

Again, thanks.





 

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