Floppy disk fail (40) or (80) error

Floppy cable not connected properly

Bad floppy cable

If the floppy disk drive appears to be setup properly and the light is not always on, it is possible that the floppy drive cable may be bad. We recommend you visit a local computer hardware store and purchase a new cable.

Computer floppy drive cable

If the issue persists, unfortunately it is likely that either the floppy drive is bad or the I/O board or Motherboard is bad. We recommend you contact the computer manufacturer, have the computer serviced or that you replace the floppy drive then the motherboard if the issue persists.

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