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Installing a Floppy Drive

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Intro and Powering Down
Turn Off the Power

Turn Off the Power

©Mark Kyrnin
Difficulty: Relatively Simple
Time Required: 5-10 minutes
Tools needed: Philips screwdriver

This guide was developed to instruct readers on the proper procedures for installing a 3.5" floppy drive into a desktop computer system. It includes step-by-step instructions for the physical installation of the drive into the computer case and properly connecting it into the computer motherboard. Please refer to any documentation included with the floppy drive for some of the items listed in this guide.

Before beginning any internal work with a computer system, it is important to cut all the power to the computer. Shutdown the computer from the operating system. Once the computers has powered down, turn off the power to the internal components by flipping the switch on the back of the power supply and remove the AC power cord.

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