strange problem with 3,5" drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by m@ck, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. m@ck

    m@ck Guest

    hi,

    since this morning i have a strange problem with the 3.5 disk drive
    it doesnt recognize new disks
    when i insert a disk nothing happens except the message "insert disk"
    strange is that used disks work fine
    the disks themselves are fine too; i checked them on another computer

    can someone please help?

    thanks a lot in advance
    best regards

    m@ck

    ps i run XP Home (nl version)
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    time to get a new disk, not worth the hassle of messing with it, u can get one for less than 15 bucks.

    u might want to try one thing first, make sure the connections are connected good.
     
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    before buying one, i'd disconnect and reconnect the ribbon cable for the floppy. once you realize this was a useless and futile tip, then go to the store and get one. }:>
     
  4. m@ck

    m@ck Guest

    thanks for responding iceman38 and taurus
    but i thought it was a software problem
    cause it works fine with used disks
    and its only 4 months old, so still in warrenty

    thanks anyway

    m@ck