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Why are some wires on floppy disk drive cables reversed? « on: August 07, 2019, 09:05:39 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
I have a floppy disk cable where some wires are reversed. Why is this? Should I connect the drive to the side where no wires are reversed and the middle to the motherboard or the side where they are reversed?
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Re: Why are some wires on floppy disk drive cables reversed? « Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 01:00:07 AM » Author: icefoglights
The twisted end determines the drive designation.  The drive on the far end of the twist would be A and on the near end of the twist would be B.  The drive should be placed on the far end of the cable.  That sets it as the A drive, and places the drive's terminating resisters on the far end of the cable, where they are needed.
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Re: Why are some wires on floppy disk drive cables reversed? « Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 05:56:03 AM » Author: Fluorescent05
The twisted end determines the drive designation.  The drive on the far end of the twist would be A and on the near end of the twist would be B.  The drive should be placed on the far end of the cable.  That sets it as the A drive, and places the drive's terminating resisters on the far end of the cable, where they are needed.
Thank you!
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