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EmachinesT2792 Can the floppy drive be replaced with out removing

Can the floppy drive be replaced with out removing front cover of the computer?

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You should be able to replace the floppy drive from within the computer case. Open the case be removing one side, unplug the ribbon cable connecting the floppy drive to the motherboard and the power cable connecting it to the power supply, and slide out the floppy drive. There may be screws holding it in place that need loosened first.

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Add floppy drive

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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 request it.
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. - rules
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 computer chassis.

Disconnect 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.
Lenovo support

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I need a step by step guide with photos of hermes 845gv disassembly

Not trying to sound like a bag of chips, and all that, but your post makes me want to give additional info, that you may not be aware of.

Basing it on this style of 'pizza-box' computer is the most simplest thing to work on, and at computer tech basic 101 level.

FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions BEFORE you reach inside that computer.

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static ->BEFORE <- working on your computer, AND -> BEFORE <- taking any new parts out of their anti-static bags, or cartons.

Computer ON a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

I'm looking at the Service Manual in PDF file form, also.

1) If the computer is standing up in a vertical position in the stand, remove it from the stand, place it flat, or horizontal on the table.

Looking at the back you will see the Top Panel removes. There is a formed finger grip handle in the Top Panel on the backside.

Along the edge where this pull handle is located, there are 3 Philips head screws to remove.
One to the Left of the pull handle, and one -> all the way to the Right. (NOT the screw to the immediate Right of the pull handle)

Once these screws are removed, the pull handle is used to pull the Top Cover off.

Pressing at both sides on the plastic Front Panel, releases the rest of the computer case, and it is pulled back, and off.

There are 2 Philips head screws on the TOP to remove, in order to remove a optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)
This is shown on Page 51 for the PDF file reader.
(3-11 for the actual manual page)

Once the power cable, and data cable, and audio cable, are unplugged from the optical drive, and it is removed, you will find there are 4 to 6 small Philips screws to remove, and the top cover of the optical drive can be removed. There is access to your disk.

If you have a Floppy Drive, and a stuck Floppy, remove the Floppy Drive, open it, and retrieve the Floppy disk.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


(To save yourself a lot of heartache, I would remove all Ram Memory modules, and reinstall them, when you are finished with the optical drive, or Floppy Drive.

The reason is that they get bumped real easy, and will then have loose connections.

If you remove, and reinstall, you will be ASSURED that the ram memory modules, ('Stick'), are installed tightly, and correctly )

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How to open drive bay to add floppy drive

Floppy drive?? Why? Are you installing Windows 3.1 from 1990?
You would have to remove the sides off your PC, possibly pop out a drive bay cover from the front panel of your case, slide in the floppy drive, fasten it with screws and wire it with the appropriate cables which rarely ship with modern motherboards these days.

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Remove the side panels on your desktop computer. The floppy drive will be attached to the drive bay with 4 screws (2 on each side of the floppy drive) or by a plastic slide clips. After removing the screws, remove the power cable and the data cable from the back of the floppy drive and then you can slide the floppy drive either to the back or the front of the drive bay to remove the floppy drive from the desktop case.

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I have a x4250 Its not on the list of products I can't get it connected to my computer.I don't have any money

If you can open the box removing the screws on the back of the main computer tower, remove the cover.
the floppy drive has about 4 small screws that hold it in place in one of the slots by the cd rom drives.
There are two connectors for this floppy. a flat ribbon cable and the 4 color wire cables they only go on one way.These floppy cables are smaller than the drive cable with double plugs on them. Find one, and connect it.
You may need to enter the CMOS set up when you first turn on the computer and tell it you added a floppy drive.
When you first turn on the computer, I believe you need to hit F1 or, F12, or F8 one of these to enter the computer board set up. There you should find the hard and floppy drives. Select the 3 1/2 drive for either A or B.
Save and exit.
The machine should work.
I am not sure what kind this computer is and I cannot tell the type of ribbon connections you have, and if you have any of the Floppy ribbon cables in there already.

The Floppy's take a different ribbon cable from the Hard drive.
And they are connected in the black plug in one part of the main board for floppies.
Good luck, if you have anymore information to provide on your computer, let us know.
Good luck.

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I need to replace my floppy drive on a yamaha psr 9000 keyboard

Why.. get a USB floppy.. if you go inside a PC and pull a wrong wire your PC will be toast. Get a USB floppy. Why are you using floppies anyway? Get a USB stick for $8, way less then a replacement floppy and much safer.

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Any brand name floppy drive will work just fine. Does not have to be the exact same model or model number.

You can pick these up at either any computer distributor online ( , , other ones out there) or almost at any place that sells computer related devices (walmart, best buy, frys, local small computer shop). The plugs/pins are all the same in the back of the floppy, so it is completely interchangeable.

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You can't remove this cover, if you do it will be damaged permanently. If your laptop have a floppy drive then you can do , if not there is a few ways around it, put the floppy in your desktop floppy drive and copy pictures to my pictures folder and then send them to your email address or place them as documents and do an attachment, but you must be able to insert this 2hd in a (floppy drive) or you can copy this disk to a memory stick!

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Hi, I can help you with this. Are you trying to remove the cd-rom drive bay plate or the front panel of the tower?

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