floppy cable help

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by trainmaster77, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Heres an odd question and i need some help again. I replaced my asus oem floppy ribbon cable with a round uv reactive floppy cable. Now when i boot up the computer the disk drive stays running (the light stays lit). Any indication on why this is happening?
    I did notice that oem asus cable has what appears to be twisted wires within the ribbon. when i say this i mean the ribbon has what looks like about 5 leads that have been reversed near the plug about 10 deep on the ribbon.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    i think that means you have the cable upside down. Floppy cables are not like the hd/cd ide cables, they don't have the grove on the top (atleast from what i can remember) if you switch it around it should be fine.
     
  3. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Yeah floppy light staying light is a sign you have the cable backwards. ;)
     
  4. true try turning it over
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I also think that you need to turn it over.
     
  6. We All Think You Should Turn It Over Yaaay :D
     
  7. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    WHOOHOOO I TURNED IT OVER AND GUESS WHAT>>> IT WORKED
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Funny how that works...
     
  9. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    Do people really use Floppy drives still? :)
     
  10. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    I only need to use them when I don't have one... :(
     
  11. lol nice haha
    i think it looks nice, the computer will look like something is missing without one :D, just put one in for the looks
     
  12. Un4gIvEn1

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    My floppy slot has turned into my daughter's toy deposit. HAHA. Every time I open my computer I have 10-15 toys stuck in it.
     
  13. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    You need a flopyp to install SATA drivers on windows 2003 server *grumble*
     
  14. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    ...only if you don't add them to the CD :)
     
  15. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I am highly amused by the fact that this person has UV reactive coloured floppy lead! I think he should turn it back teh wrong way - surely he wants his case lighting up and whirring as much as possible!

    (Can you tell where I stand on UV cables BTW?!) ;)
     
  16. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Nope. Not a clue. :p
     
  17. trainmaster77

    trainmaster77 Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yeah i have a disco ball too. and 4 uv tubes and UV CABLES and im proud of it. Only thing i wish it could do instead of the boot beeps is play porno music ..berm chicka wowow
     
  18. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Inside the case???