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Computer does not detect a Alps Electric Co. Floppy drive

I'm trying to add a alps electric 3.5" floppy drive to my dell optiplex 170L computer.I went into setup and set Drive A to "3.5",1.44Mb Floppy Drive",and installed the drive.When I boot the machine up it does not see the drive or any new hardware.Any help will be greatly appreciated.Thanks

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Check the data cable and power cable,does the light in the floppy stay on if so you have the power cable backwards.is the drive connected ot the right end on the data cable. if the answer to these are yes then you have a bad drive.

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Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

even something as small as a faulty electrical extension or fan lead can cause you problems

computers need all of the data and electrical current to travel through every working device and to have an end to be able work properly


motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail

check all electrical power input and extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working


also check the Cmos battery and computer RAM modules make sure they are securely seated with no dust built up or in the sockets on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in


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Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

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It sounds like the 3.5" floppy drive either got disconnected (if you were inside the computer) or it went bad.

I the easiest fix (if you don't use the floppy drive) is to disable the floppy drive in the BIO's.

I don't have the exact steps for this particular model Dell BIO's but here are some basic pointers.

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I hope this helps.

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