[Techtalk] Build it! redux, and AMD woes

Malcolm Tredinnick malcolm at commsecure.com.au
Mon Nov 12 12:11:20 EST 2001

On Sun, Nov 11, 2001 at 01:27:17PM -0800, Akkana wrote:
> I just noticed my disk light is always-on, so I guess I still have
> some debugging to do.

If you are talking about your floppy drive here, check that the cable is
in the right way up. I have come across a number of floppy drives that
either let you or even encourage you to the put the cable in upside
down (they have a notch cut out that matches the bump on the connector,
but it's on the wrong side)! I've only seen this on floppy drives, but
I've seen it a couple of times for them, so I gather it's not an
uncommon design error.

Putting things in the wrong way up will usually result in the activity
light being on all the time.


The cost of feathers has risen; even down is up!

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