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Unformatted text preview: VIII. Power a. Molex = 5.25 inch floppy b. Mini Molex =3.5 inch floppy IX. CMOS a. After floppy installed next step is configuring the CMOS b. 3 options can be found i. Swap floppy device 1. Change A and B drives without swapping cables ii. Disabling boot sequence 1. Tells PC not to check for floppy during POST iii. Boot sequence 1. Changes default boot sequence X. Care and feeding of Floppies a. Very susceptible to damage i. Due to a single door blocking entrance XI. Repairing floppy drives a. Blame floppy disk i. Check for data errors b. Blame floppy controller i. Check the cable c. Replace floppy drive XII. Maybe it’s the cable a. 34 th wire on the floppy is called the drive charge signal i. Wire is active when floppy is inserted or removed b. Connectivity plays a big role in floppy drive failure XIII. Fixing Floppy Drives a. To fix they require an oscilloscope which is about $300 b. Not worth fixing...
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- Spring '10
- USB flash drive, Floppy disk, boot sequence, Floppy Drive, floppy drives