There is a white cable fixed to the drive that appears to have
Seven pin connection and I don't know where to hook it up. It is a BT-146 model with a floppy drive and media reader. There is an EIDE connection that I hooked up but does it also need to be powered with a seperate cable or does the one that's attached install somewhere to give it power?
Re: There is a white cable fixed to the drive that...
The 7 pin connector is for the media card readers and needs to be plugged into a USB header on your motherboard. Not all motherboards have this header, so consult your motherboard manual. You may have to connect it in place of front USB connectors on your PC case.
The card reader will work without a separate power connection. The power connection is for the floppy drive only, and IS required for the drive to work. You should be able to find the appropriate connector on your power supply.
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IMATION stopped making the "LS-120" (Laser Servo) drive many years ago, when USB-interface memory-sticks became cheaper & faster. Imation did have parallel-port device-driver software for Windows 95/98/ME, but never updated them for Windows NT/2000/XP.
Instead, disassemble the case, and you will find an IDE-interface Imation LS-120 drive inside. Connect the same "smaller" 4-pin power-connector that used to connect to a 1.44 Mbyte 3.5-inch diskette, set the "master/slave" jumper, and connect an 80-pin IDE ribbon-cable, and connect the other end of the ribbon-cable to an IDE socket on the motherboard.
There was an interface included, inside the KN 1000 unit floppy disk drive. This interface change "the 34 pin out from the floppy disk)" to "the 24 pin out" that could be connect to the the KN 1000 "24 pin in" conector jack in the KN 1000 main board.
As we know, the common disk drive unit in the market have 34 pin out only. wa can't connect directly 34 pin out floppy disk drive to the 24 pin in jack connector inside the KN 100o main board.
We need such an interface. This is the problem coz no one sell this interface separately in the market.
If u have one KN 1000 floppy disk drive unit (SY-FD), u can pick out that interface from inside the unit, and use it as a gate/interface from your new floppy disk drive to the "24 pin in" connector inside KN 1000 main board.
U can search this 24 pin out diagram interface in the net, but the problem is no one sell it separately.
I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and devices (though not always)
A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit.
1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability
2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)
3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.
4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.
5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especialy true if you move a HUB to another port
If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.
Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further
For MAC users I am sorry but apart from the above steps that is all I can offer.
Sounds like a dead (or jammed) motor -- the one that spins the media. It's relatively easy to open the case, disconnect the USB-to-IDE interface adapter from the 40-pin IDE connector, and go onto eBay to find any "internal" or "external" LS-120 device, and swap it in, to replace the "not-spinning" device.