Reader’s Contest – Floppy Drive’s Light Keeps Blinking Even When No Floppy Inside

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on August 8, 2008



Hello readers, this week again, we have come up with a contest for you. Although Floppy Drives have almost become history now after the era of pen-drives, but many of our old Desktops still have a floppy drive attached to it. This weeks contest question is related to that only.


The rules will remain same as before. The question is:


Floppy Drive

The Light or LED of Floppy Drive Keeps Blinking Even When There is No Disk Inside, how to fix it up?





Tickle your geeky cells and find out the solution. Leave the solutions through comments.

Good Luck!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Rajat August 8, 2008 at 11:40 am

The only reason why the light keeps on glowing or blinking even with no floppy is that it is installed improperly on the system. To be precise, the Ribbon Cable of the drive must be connected backwards. This improper connection can be fixed:
1. Shutdown the system.
2. Unplug the floppy drive cable.
3. Flip the cable and install it properly with the drive.
I think the problem should get solved.

dk September 20, 2008 at 8:41 am

The antivirus might be scanning for removable devices…

Oung Thu September 20, 2008 at 8:51 pm

I guess because of virus but I don’t know what virus.
Kaspersky can remove it, I think.

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