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  1. Brad

    Brad Guest

    Hi,

    I have a Compaq Contura 410C laptop (bought around 1997) which
    I do not use a lot. When I first power it up (external power, not battery),
    the floppy disk drive works just fine for about 10 minutes. Afterwards,
    I have trouble reading floppy disks (drive not ready type of problem).

    I tried a different power supply, but that isn't the cause. Could this
    problem be something other than the floppy drive?

    Thanks in advance, Brad

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  2. Did you let the battery charge for awhile or does this laptop run fine
    even with no battery installed?

    Could be a controller, power supply, or cable problem. It is probably
    worth reseating internal cables and PCBs if it hasn't been used for a long
    time.

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  3. JR North

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    The first thing to do is clean the floppy drive and then retry.
    JR
     
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