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June 28, 2007, 8:42 am
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I need to boot it from a floppy drive.
I have a Toshiba PA2652 floppy from an older Toshiba,
but it has a wider connector and won't plug in.
But I do have a cable from an HP floppy
that does plug into the laptop on one end and the floppy ont he other.
Also have an IBM floppy with an attached cable that mates with the
I'm afraid to power it up.
Is there any chance that the pinout is compatible?
If I had the pinout for the laptop connector, I could check it out
I don't want to smoke a working laptop.
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Bunch-O-Stuff Forsale Here:
Re: External floppy drive compatibility Toshiba...pinout?
note) in width. Frankly, the easiest solution is to buy a used Toshiba
floppy drive with the correct connector on E-Bay. It will cost $10 or less.
DO NOT use a floppy from one vendor with another vendor's laptop unless
you KNOW that it will work. You could destroy the laptop itself (and
possibly the ENTIRE laptop, not just the floppy port). There is no
guarantee that the pinout is compatible and it might be catastrophically
PS - Consider the possibility that this laptop might be bootable from a