[Coco] Floppy drive setup HELP!
petrander at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 03:42:37 EST 2009
Thanks guys! I do believe I have the connector connected to the 5.25" drive
because there is no other way to do it, because of the little plastic
"septum" that I don't know the name of. But I will double-check, try another
cable and perhaps try some of the other suggestions. I might even try to get
my hands on a new cable from Cloud-9 or something.
2009/1/9 Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
> On Friday 09 January 2009, Bruce W. Calkins wrote:
> >A connector on your cable is on backwards or plugged in to the drive or
> >controller backwards.
> >Bruce W.
> Ah yes, and the most obvious problem given the description. But I have
> in my fellow man, and had falsely assumed that was done correctly so I
> to other miss-configured hardware issues. My bad. Thanks Bruce, for the
> reminder about the glaringly obvious. And I have egg on my face. Again...
> >> Hi all,
> >> For some time now, I have possessed several floppy drives, most 5.25"
> >> two 3.5". I have been setting these up in different configurations and
> >> different cases from time to time, taking head of the drive number
> >> jumpers.
> >> Lately I have been trying set them up again, but I cannot get any of the
> >> (loose) 5.25" drives to work anymore! I try to have one 3.5" drive set
> >> with one 5.25" drive with the latter being drive 1. I set the jumpers on
> >> the
> >> appropriate locations and connect the cable like I used to do. However,
> >> whenever there is a floppy in the 5.25" drive it just keeps on turning
> >> no apparant reason. Whenever I try a DIR or a DSKINI I get an ?IO ERROR.
> >> Switching the drive numbers has no effect. The 3.5" drive works fine.
> >> Since this occurs for every 5.25" drive I try I suspect this may have
> >> something to do with the cable or jumper setup, but I have no idea what
> >> am
> >> doing wrong. Does anyone have some tips? It would be greatly
> >> I
> >> still have hundreds of old floppies I would like to save somehow.
> >> Cheers,
> >> Fedor
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> Cheers, Gene
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