I was able to hook both cables up to my PowerSpec B700. Also configure the Bios to see the A floppy drive. All the flash drives work fine, but still cannot get the Floppy to work. Wondering if you also need to plug a power lead into this unit to get the floppy to work. I purchase this unit new from a store, but the box did not have the manual or installation instructions. I have searched everywhere online to find a downloadable manual .... no luck?
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You must go to the BIOS setup and enable USB floppy drive support, and while you are at it, enable the so-called legacy drive support. Save the configuration and restart the computer. How you access the Bios setup utility depends on your computer: At boot, you press F1 or F2 or F10, .... Check your user's manual.
hello...hi..u need to out or restart the unit then go to the bios settings then make choose none floppy drive..the floppy drive as of now is not use..the popular using now to make back up files is USB flash drive..Thanks and Good Luck..^_^..God Bless you....
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.
hi,is it a IDE cable
(if it is you can buy 1 from local computer shops for a few $ just make shure it is a floppy IDE cable)
the is a special mother board slot for floppy cable plug it in and then plug it into the floppy drive and make the computer reconise it by going into the BIOS
hope this helps :-)
If you really sure that the floppy is damaged and canot read even a reformated or formated brand new floppy then are only way out of this to get your files is networking (Assuming that the AST 486 does not have USB port or a CD writer)
Use infra-red to network your laptop with another laptop to get your fules sent (Check i am not quite sure if hthis laptop model AST 486 have infrared, if it have a brown small patch on it around its perimeter then hurey it got it)
You can use direct parallel cables to nework your laptio with anyother computer and get your files. please note you will need the parallel network cable and setting up the network (assuming you are using an old OS as well cause XP can configure your network automatically)
If it has USB (which i doubt) the use a flash stick, or CD writer (I doubt again) then just burn a disk, or use an old external hard drive or external CD writer which comminicates throught the serial port.
Could be a couple of things:
-Your drive may only be a 720K drive. They will format 1.44 MB disks but only with a 720K format. The test is inserting a HD disk and try formatting it as HD.
-The disk could be mislabeled, HD disks have two holes on end opposite the slide, one to write protect the disk and the other to signal to 720/1.44 capable drives this is a HD disk.
-The HD disk could be formatted as a 720K disk even though it is an HD disk, reformat as HD.
-The new, used drive could be damaged.
-The drive could be configured as a 720K by the computers BIOS. You?ll have to enter the BIOS setup find the config for the A drive and set to 1.44MB.
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