Why does my floppy drive not work?

Question

To whom this may concern

sory to diturb but i was wondering if you could help me out. My problem is that my floppy drive is not working. Everytime i put a disk in it wont let me into it. It comes up a A:\ is not accessible

The device is not ready. I tried changing disks but that still wont allow me in.

sorry aout the inconvenience

thankyou

Answer

This question was answered on February 19, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello and thank you for your question,

I assume that you did not make any changes for the A:drive in the BIOS I suggest you ckeck the floppy drive ribbon cable and also the power cable and make sure they are both attached properly A loose connection or a reversed ribbon cable will cause a floppy to malfunction If after doing this the floppy still does not work I would say that you need to replace the drive with a new one.

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Posted by Lanny of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 19, 2001