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Chris B
18th November 2002, 09:04
Don't really get why but I can connect up to 3 floppy drives on the cable I have, which also make it very long!

If I cut the cable off right after the first connector will it still work?

GNEP
18th November 2002, 09:07
Can't you just buy a new connector? They're not that expensive...

Greebe
18th November 2002, 09:08
eYup... just make sure nothing shorts out (use clear fingernail polish (or similar) to seal the end)

Chris B
18th November 2002, 09:08
Can't you just buy a new connector? They're not that expensive

sure, but this way I'd save a walk to the store :)

Chris B
18th November 2002, 09:13
If like me he's already got at least a half a dozen floppy cables

At least :)

Well I'll try cutting it, and find a substitute for the nailpolish cause I'm all out of the clear one ;)

Jammrock
18th November 2002, 10:19
Just grab a rounded floppy cable with a single conector. They run $5 or less.

Jammrock

Technoid
18th November 2002, 10:49
I always cut the extra 30cm of the floppycable :D

Chris B
18th November 2002, 13:21
Cut off the excess foot or so. Works like a charm!