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floppy drive won't stop rattling

by sectornine / November 21, 2006 1:04 PM PST
http://www.pcanswers.co.uk/tips/defa...bsectionid=616


i had a similer problem like the person above, but the only time where my floppy gets crazy and starts rattling and roaring is when i was shutting down my pc, the floppy drive won't rattle like the world is ending, then windows would give me a message telling me that "CCAPP.EXE" is ending please wait


i already did what the website recommands, but my floppy drive is still rattling when i shut down my pc, heck when i access my floppy drive when there's no floppy, it would starts rattling too, the drives reads floppy just fine though, that is, when there is a floppy drive inside...


so my questions are:


-all this rattling my floppy drive is doing, is the drive going to sustain damage? physically?


-how do i stop this?


please help
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Possible causes...
by Willy / November 21, 2006 8:54 PM PST

You didn't mention anything about what system you have, other than a rattling FD. So these are my guesses:

1) the FD is too loose in its mounting
2) if bracket mounted, the tension springs are too loose
3) the case cage the FD is mounted in is too loose

All of the above, inspect and verify if that's the case, tighten but don't over-tighten screws. Use, if possible a rubber washer with screw to better defeat any 'resonance' if that's the cause.

4) the FD is just worn out or it was a poor quality FD, replace
5) the FD motor itself is unbalance die to dust or never was good

As a tech, i would inspect for loosness and just replace the FD to se eif that resolves anything. Further, I see this as a physical problem and fix along those lines, unless proven otherwise and at this point don't see anything to suggest that. As for your example, that link was 404, not found.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Comments.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2006 8:58 PM PST

1. If you save a document or file to A:, the entry in Recent Documents will cause the access.

2. Millions of PCs do this. It's normal, doesn't appear to bother it (except the owner) and even if it broke the desktop floppy the replacement drive is 5 to 20 dollars. Given the final exit of the floppy drive I'd disable the floppy and move on.

Bob

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Floppy
by mayn53 / November 22, 2006 10:05 AM PST
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Just wondering if anyone has heard of this before? I put a floppy disk in and I get a reading that comes back as, (close the door). The light turns on, but nothing happens. Anybody know what this means. thanks

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Sorry. Your description is not descriptive enough.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2006 10:47 AM PST
In reply to: Floppy

Remember we only have your words to paint the picture.

Bob

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