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Floppy Installation Problem

I'm trying to add a floppy driver to my Acer system. The data cable wont fit the pin configuration on the drive controller interface. Pin 3 on the controller is missing, but on the cable it's pin 5.



I though all data cables were standard. Do I have to buy a different cable?

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I think the cable is the other way around. The end which has a twisted portion and with or without pin 3 covered goes to the FDD while the other end with or without pin 5 covered goes to the motherboard. Pls refer to the image below.Floppy Installation Problem - 5303f10.jpg
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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Posted on May 30, 2008


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