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External a drive

Cannot insert disk. sometimes device works for a few disks, then problen re-occurs.

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Re: external a drive

Make sure there is nothing inside before inserting a new disk.

Also, try to get one of those disk drive head cleaning disk and run it.

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Just bought a teac fd-05pub usb portable diskette drive. i have a dell computer with windows vista. when i pluged it in the device was installed, however the power light comes on for a few seconds then...


The below is on the basis that the drive is visible in "Computer"...

This can be tow thing, one the drive is not receiving enough power from your USB port, try unplugging any addtional USB devices connected to the PC, if this doesn't work try a powered USB hub. Second the floppy disk is faulty or the drive itself is faulty.

Hope this helps, let me know how it goes.


Jul 11, 2011 | Teac FD-05PUB External Floppy Drive

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I have a SmartDisk External USB 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy

well you I&hash39; have got problems the first thing i would be looking for would be a bad driver to this device if you are having trouble with your drivers
here is a general look at the drivers and how to update them
if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
if the problem still persists check the leads that attach to this device make sure they have secure seatings or just replace them they could be faulty from overstreching
hope this helps

Apr 14, 2011 | SmartDisk USB Floppy Drive Titanium...

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Absolutely EVERY floppy disk inserted tells me that the disk is NOT FORMATTED. I know for a fact that there are files on them.

I suspect a problem with either your former drive or the TECC drive. May I suggest you try formatting a disk with the TECC to see it will recognize that disk as formatted?

If your other drive was a little off and all your floppies were written by that drive, I hope you still have it. On the other hand, if the floppies were written by the TECC, it being a external drive, it may have been dropped accidently and it now is out of whack requiring adjustment.

Im sorry you are having this trouble.

Dec 05, 2010 | BYTECC (BT144) External Floppy Drive

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The floppydrive always says the disk is not formatted. when I try to format the disk it won't do it. Can't get this thing to work.

Windows XP "natively" supports this "plug-and-play" USB device.
So, if it is "dead", search eBay for "external USB floppy" and buy a replacement.

Nov 21, 2010 | SmartDisk Titanium FDUSBTM2 External...

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Bought a new USB external floppy drive. Copied a

You may have a virus causing this...OR your computer USB MIGHT not be putting out the required 1/2 amp current. That you can fix by using a powered USB hub.

Dec 09, 2009 | Memorex Floppy Drives

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New Sabrent external floppy disk drive causes

Try to connect the Sabrent in some other computer.
If it works, then the hardware is OK.

Nov 11, 2009 | Floppy Drives

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My floppy drive tells me to insert a disk when I try to use it

Sounds like you have a bad drive or the disk is corrupted. Did you try a different floppy disk to see if the drive is functioning?

Mar 21, 2009 | Floppy Drives

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I am trying to transfer photos and data from 3.5 disk to cd's and memory cards but when I insert a disk it is telling me that the disk is not formatted and ask me if I want to format now. I know these disk...

You can't retrieve data from those disks on whatever computer you're using it on. It apparently doesn't support the same format that you used save the data to the disks initially. I don't know what you can do, other than just trying the disks on any computer you can find that has a floppy disk drive until something works. Personally, I absolutely hate all the formats there are for removable disks. I have problems just like that with CDs all the time.
Well, good luck.

Feb 02, 2009 | Mad Dog Multimedia Dominator (MDED1F)...

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The error means 3 things:

1. Files format of the files saved on the Floppy disk is not readable on the OS or does not comply with the file format of the OS. So you really need to format it.

2. The floppy disk is brand new and you need to format it first.

3. The floppy disk is not working. Try a known working floppy disk.

Oct 12, 2008 | NexxTech USB External Floppy Drive (NEFD2)...

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IMATION Super Disk. MODEL No SD USB M3. SERIAL NO 10152 16632A

Define "no tworks"?
When you insert a disk, do you hear it spinning?
If it does spin, does it transfer any data from the disk into the computer?

Aug 21, 2008 | Imation (01946) External Floppy Drive

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