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Installation of BT-146

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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    I just bought a BT144 External Floppy drive and my floppy disk...I can't get it to work on my windows 7? what am I doing wrong


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Yes, you need to plug in a 4 pin FLoppy Molex connector. Your power supply should have at least one. The power connector is right next to the Floppy Drive connector.

Also, the Floppy connector goes in with pin 1 (The red stripe) to the left looking at the unit from the back (furthest away from power).

There is no manual to speak of.

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