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Floppy drive i have put a floppy drive from a old machine and it wont work in the new machine can you help please

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I would suggest using an external floppy drive cost around $11bucks

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Hello fergus this is nichu
nowadays floppy &flopy drives are getting outdated hence first find out whether if your system is detecting the floppy drive or not,if not then you have to go to a hardware engineer to solve this problem ,it is so simple and it wont take much time .since floppies are getting outdated you will get those drives installed at a cheaper price

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