What model Lenovo ??...
Because PC makers no longer include floppy drives in
computers, many new PC users have never used one.
Nevertheless, there are many occasions when a floppy drive
can be the most convenient form of file storage and transfer for small files.
On most Lenovo ThinkCentre PCs, a floppy drive is an add-on
option and most packages do not include the device unless you specifically
If you purchased a ThinkCentre PC without a floppy drive,
you can add one to the system yourself and save some money vs. taking the
system to a shop.
Shut down the ThinkCentre computer.
Disconnect the AC power cord and other peripherals.
Move the computer to a sturdy work surface.
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with
electricity that can KILL.
Only work inside the computer case when the power has been
switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps
recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is
highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Use your fingers to push inward on the two buttons on either
side of the computer.
Lift upward on the front edge of the cover to open it.
Open the cover until it stands at a 90-degree angle to the
ribbon cable from the optical drive.
Lift up on the rear edge of the drive bay tray until you can
see the rear of the CD/DVD drive.
Orient the new floppy drive so that the diskette slot faces down.
Connect the floppy drive cable to the motherboard.
Slide the floppy drive part way into the floppy drive slot.
While holding the floppy drive, connect the other end of the
cable to the diskette drive.
Lock the ZIF connector on the cable, then slide the drive
all the way into the slot.
Slide the blue drive lock downward to secure the floppy
drive in the slot tray.
Close the cover and reconnect all cables.
Power on the computer.
The ThinkCentre BIOS detects the new floppy drive
automatically and configures it as the "A:\" drive on your computer.