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I have an external hard drive hooked up to the computer with a USB cable. Does this unit require a seperate power supply?

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My BT-144 is not being reongnized by my windows 7 the light doesnt even turn on, should I return it or what can i do


You should test this external floppy drive on another computers. If it doesn't work on any PC you should probably return it.

Though if this problem is exclusive to your PC there's somethings you can check:

  • That your Hard Drive is the appropiate format in order to be recognized by your machine (NSTC).
  • That you're plugging it directly to a usb port on your PC and not on a USB hub since these devices require a lot of power and sometimes a USB hub doen't have enough to power it.

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Can't get my TEAC External Floppy Drive FD-05PUB to be recognised by my Mac Powerbook G4 running OS 10.5.8. Solutions?


Was it ever recognized?
Is it recognized on other computers?

Notebooks sometimes have poor power output on USB sockets; try all available USB sockets, and as a next step try a POWERED USB hub - ie a hub with it's own, separate power supply.

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I have this floopy drive model BXXUO130- P/N 31062400 and I can't


There is nothing you need to play around with it, just plug in using the usb cable, your computer will detect it automatically, it's a plug and play device (hot-swappable device) and so no addition power, no battery is required. It supports all the standard Floppy disk (3.5") and compatible with Windows (windows 95-xp) and Mac Operating Systems.
Good luck.

Thanks for using FixYa.

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After accessing drive its shuts down and restarts pc


You may have already tried one or more of these things, but in case you haven't...

Plug the drive into other USB ports on the computer and see if it shuts down. If not, you have a bad USB port, so just don't use it.
If it shuts down, continue to second test.

The second thing would be to eliminate the disk drive as a problem. Try plugging it in to another available computer and see if you get the same problem. If it's okay, it would be a safe assmption to eliminate the drive as being responsible.

Next, eliminate any USB hubs you may have plugged in. Plug the drive directly into the USB port on the computer and see what happens. If it works without problem, the hub is most likely the problem. If you still have the problem, follow next.

Next, I would try using one or more other USB peripherals and plug them in and try using them. If that causes the same issue, you probably have a power supply issue (even if everything is powered fine) as one of the power leads may not be putting out the required voltage. Last possibility could be a problem with your motherboard.

Good luck!

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DRIVE NOT RECOGNIZED IN DRIVE


One or more of the hints below will probably sort out most USB problems with most USB portable / external hard drives and OTHER devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems (mac/ Linux) 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 especially true if you move a HUB to another port
6. For FLASH DRIVES you should ensure that the device is set for "quick removal" using the drive control panel properties or use the USB "Safely Remove Hardware" option. If you dont do this there is a very strong chance that any files you transfer may not be there when you plug into another computer.

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

USB flash drives can fail for no apparent reason.
Sandisk Cruzers are especially bad for this.

USB hard drives should be treated with extreme care.
This is a real hard drive ! and knocks and bumps can quite literally kill them.

It is possible to remove drives from the enclosures in most cases and connect directly inside a PC to fully check it.
You should also do this to cheack the drives connections are not bad inside the enclosure

Note that if you hear a drive clicking or pinging this could be the worst thing you would hear.
Known as "The Click Of Death"

If none of the above steps help look at updating the drivers from the manufacturers web site in the support section.

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When i keep this hub pluged and try to reboot,


I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most 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

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Mac won't recognize usb drive


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.

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Do I need and external power supply?


Your free support is a joke. I will call this problem a loss. Sorry, I will never buy one of your products again. Why can't you aswer a simple question.

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Installation of BT-146


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.

Jan 09, 2009 | BYTECC (BT144) External Floppy Drive

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There is a white cable fixed to the drive that appears to have


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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