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I have an old model (P/No 19308801-82), and want to copy floppy files before ugrading my Mac beyond the "classic" environment. The drive seems to work but the G4 doesn't recognize it even in classic.

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SOURCE: Can't get my TEAC External Floppy Drive FD-05PUB

Was it ever recognized?
Is it recognized on other computers?

Notebooks sometimes have poor power output on USB sockets; try all available USB sockets, and as a next step try a POWERED USB hub - ie a hub with it's own, separate power supply.

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