How to Replace the Floppy Disk Drive
- Remove the front access panel.
- Remove the fans and foam fan carrier from the drive/fan bay.
- Disconnect the power and signal cables from the diskette drive. The
connectors are keyed for ease in reconnecting them to the drive.
- Remove and save the screw that secures the diskette drive mounting
bracket to the side of the 5.25-inch drive bay.
- Slide the mounting bracket toward the back of the chassis to disengage
the tabs from the slots in the side of the 5.25-inch drive bay.
- Remove the two screws that hold the mounting bracket to the drive, then
lift the front of the mounting bracket and slide it to the rear, disengaging
the retention pins from the diskette drive and removing the bracket.
- Set aside the screws and the mounting bracket.
- Place the drive in an antistatic protective wrapper if you are not
reinstalling the same drive.
- Remove the new 3.5-inch diskette drive from its protective wrapper, and
place it component-side up on an antistatic surface.
- Set any jumpers or switches according to the drive manufacturer's
- Place the drive into the mounting bracket by sliding the back of the drive
into the bracket, then lowering the mounting holes on the front of the
drive onto the two retention pins in the front portion of the bracket.
- Attach the bracket to the drive with two screws you previously removed,
then tighten the screws firmly.
- Position the bracket on the side of the 5.25-inch drive bay so that the
front of the drive projects through the opening in the front of the chassis
and the mounting hole aligns with the threaded standoff.
- Secure the assembly to the 5.25-inch bay with the screw you removed
earlier, and tighten the screw firmly.
- Connect the signal and power cables to the drive. The red stripe on the
signal cable must face toward the center of the drive.
- Reinstall the foam fan carrier, fans and connect the power, data, and front panel cables to the fan power board.
- Reinstall the right side access panels.