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1 want to install floppy drive to i mac

I bought smart disk floppy for my i mac but when I  connect it to USB port it does not register

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When u connect it leave it connected restart computer when it gets into windows it should find it auto

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Or you may have to plug the floppy in, then reboot, to get the Mac to recognize it, especially with a USB port. Some old Windozz machines were like that...maybe your Mac too????

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A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit.

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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)

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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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