Knowledge Base Article
Subject: Floppy drive will not operate while connected to the parallel port
Model: MP978 MP979 MP989 MP975 MP968 ARa BIOS Ver: n/a
OS: Win Download File(s): W
Created: 03/24/00 Modified: 10/12/2020

Symptom(s):

The floppy drive will not operate while connected to the printer port

Solution:

In order to use the FDD off the printer port, you just connect the drive with the included cable and turn the system on. Note that you should follow these guidelines:

  • You must attach the FDD to the printer port BEFORE turning the computer on
  • You may only use the cable which was included with the system
  • If you wish to remove the FDD and change to a printer you must Shut the system OFF, remove the drive and power back up. You cannot change on the fly.