Floppy disk fail (40) or (80) error

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope

Floppy cable not connected properly

Bad floppy cable

If the floppy disk drive appears to be set up properly and the light is not always on, the floppy drive cable may be bad. We recommend getting a new cable from a 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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