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Notebook floppy drive not working

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Fabio Parri, Jul 19, 2005.

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  1. Fabio Parri

    Fabio Parri Guest

    I was recently given an old P133 notebook. It still works flawlessly,
    except for its floppy drive, which doesn't read any floppy disk I tried.
    My system always sends a warning to format the floppy disk, even if it's
    already formatted and full of data. Is there any way to repair the drive
    or change it with another working one? The laptop is very old, so I
    doubt I can find another one around.
  2. Guest

    It is a bad floppy drive. What brand is the laptop, I have quite a few
    old ones laying around, I might get lucky and have one for you.
  3. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    If it's a very old laptop, the mechanism may be a standard desktop drive
    mechanism, otherwise look on ebay, there's lots of old laptops kicking
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