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Old 4th July, 2004, 11:04 PM
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8RDA+ floppy problem

I was trying to fix a floppy problem on an 8RDA+ today, but it wouldn't work. Could it be the floppy controller on the board that is dead?

Tried 3 cables and 3 drives, at least two of each are known to work. I get the "Floppy disks fail (80)" or similar message in POST.

I've tried enabling/disabling boot up floppy seek to no avail.

Is there any program out there thats will test a floppy controller?
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Old 5th July, 2004, 01:36 AM
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I hate floppies with a passion.

I'm assuming that you've tried all of the different rotations of the cable that are possible? And you've tried different cables?

If you cut the last connector off of a 2-drive cable (the one with the twisted wires), then the orientation of the cable itself doesn't matter. Of course, the attached floppy will be drive B, so you'll need to "Swap floppy A/B" or whatever in the BIOS.

I've had plenty of floppies that had an oddball connector, ie, "upside-down". I've had plenty of floppy cables that were keyed on the wrong side. And, of course, I've had to take a drill and clean out the "empty" pins on certain cables.

It's also very easy to put the power connector or the floppy connector on wrong by lining up the pins incorrectly (bending them a bit in the process).

Nowadays, I stick to buying new floppies and using the cables that came with the motherboard. If I install a floppy at all. Much less headaches than trying to recycle that drive that came out of a 15 year-old 486.

Oh, and USB floppies are very nice - if you have multiple machines that will boot from USB floppy, you can just switch that one drive between machines... it makes everything so much simpler.
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Floppy disk fail (80)= cable is on backwards...............
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