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Is It Possible To Connect Pc 3.5 Floppy To Laptop Com?


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#1 sparkyuiop

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 05:19 AM

Hi all just wondering if this is at all possible and if anyone has a pinout. I want to update bios on 13th centuay laptop but the floppy is bust and it has no USB ports. I know, I know, why bother I hear you say but I have a good reason! I thought it might be possible to connect it to the LPT1 or serial port. I'm not worried about the power supply, thats easy enough.
Any ideas, please do share.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 06:05 AM

can you not just put a new one in where the old one was?

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 06:16 AM

The laptop is too old to get a replacement for, even via Ebay. I would actually like to know if this is possible anyway, just out of interest. I know that you can connect magnetic card readers to the serial / com ports and as they use the same type of heads to read data I'm thinking it's quite viable. I also have an Iomega 100 Zip drive that connects on the LPT1 but I dont believe you can create a boot disk and boot from it, unless I'm mistaken?

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 11:30 AM

I have one of THESE, it can connect to a 3.5 floppy. I use mine for HDD's. :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 April 2008 - 03:31 PM

It looks like that adapter is for IDE hard drives not floppy drives. Does the laptop have a PCMCIA slot?
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