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Floppy Drive not working

IBM A21m 2628, seems like it doesn't recognize the floppy drive , I insert a floppy asks to format then says unable to do it , the disks work fine on desktop

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  • wireman109 Feb 02, 2009

    it use to work just lately i don't use the labtop very often just to transfer info

  • wireman109 Feb 02, 2009

    i checked the disks for that their unlocked , doesnt matter to me if i format it that means they'll work which is all i would like , by the way thanks

  • wireman109 Feb 02, 2009

    oh tried updating driver says best one is on already

  • wireman109 Feb 02, 2009

    you can remove the dr ,i've done a CPU removal and main board in one other one never did get it to work ,there's a fair mount of detail work to remove a floppy it's not like a cd drive

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Update your driver
when this problem start

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    DEKR Feb 02, 2009

    it recognizes or it would'nt ask to format

    it is probably on write protect take it off write protect then insert again

    you really don't want to format it

    can you remove the drive from laptop

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 02, 2009

    i am going to look into this for you and i'll be back on tomorrow at 10 am it's now 1:30 am

    could be a couple things

  • DEKR
    DEKR Feb 02, 2009

    You may need to clean floppy drive

    they won't work if any dust is there blocking it from reading correctly

    also if you have floppy on write protect

    remove it

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