Thanks, Ewen. Your solution is very interesting and just could be my problem. I have a perfect Plextor CD writer (it has never written a bad CD), but I often have a problem ejecting the CD and must restart before I can get the drawer to open. I've often wondered if it's just a little too tight in there. I'll check the FD when I get back from a wonderful long weekend with our grandchildren. A~J ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ewen Howe" <ewenhowe@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 8:52 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Floppy Drive not working > > > Hi, A~J > > I am not a experienced computer geek of any kind, but I had had the same > problem as you with my new desktop back some 10 months ago. It was a very > strange problem since it looks like simple and my FD was a new one. I asked > a help to various MLs but was not as lucky as you who have got helpful > responses (from Ron and Jim). I remember then I read a message somewhere > about this problem and the solution sounded strange too, but it did work and > the FD has never got any problem at all since then. > > Solution: Open you PC's case ( or FD housing, if possible or not a desktop) > and loosen a little bit the screws that immobize the FD on the 3.5" bay. > That's it! I was not sure if the it was due to missalignment of FD, but I > realize now from the words of Ron that it is very likely caused by a > physical deshape to the FD. My previous PC case design had only two 3.5" > bays, hence the the HD must be fixed next to the FD, I found the heating of > the HD also affect the functionality of FD. So, I modifed the 3.5" bays (now > I changed a PC case) making th HD away from FD. Since then the FD problem > has completely gone. > > Hope this help a little! > > Ewen - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.