On Saturday, January 7, 2006, at 03:24  AM, Eddie Smith wrote:

At 11:50 AM 1/7/06, you wrote:
Does the drive make any sound? I had this happen on a
Plus once. When I opened the computer up I saw the
drive's connector had come loose.

If the drive is connected and it's making noise, the
problem would require a bit of thought...


--- Chase Bohling <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> I have a mac plus that can't read disks from the
> internal floppy drive.
> I replaced the drive, but it still can't read disks.
>  If I boot from
> external drive it works fine.  Any solutions?
> Thanks.
> -Chase

I think that it is most likely the floppy cable that it the problem.
Take one out of one of you other machines and try that.
If it's not the cable it might be you mother board


Aren't there two different cables for those floppy drives? One version has a red stripe and the other version has a yellow stripe. These cables are electrically different.

I'm not 100% sure about this, but I'm pretty sure only one cable will work correctly and the other won't. I don't know which cable is right for your setup.

I have a Mac 512k that had a bad floppy drive. I replaced the drive, but it still didn't work. Somebody on this list said that I needed a cable with a yellow stripe as opposed to the one I had with a red stripe that I was trying to use. Sure enough, using a yellow striped cable made everything work fine.

While this worked on my 512k that uses 400k floppy drives, the same may not apply to the Plus that uses 800k floppy drives. I'm not sure.

I'm sure someone here will confirm or deny this theory.


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