Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Thu 13th Jan 2011 12:53 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The question that forms the title of this article has recently been posted on the Super User Q&A site for computer enthusiasts. At first I was shocked at how silly a question it was as everyone should know that, right? But then I started to think about it and realized anyone under a certain age probably has no clue."
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RE[3]: Bzzz bzzz - Failed to read
by peejay on Thu 13th Jan 2011 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bzzz bzzz - Failed to read"
peejay
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2005-06-29

I don't have a floppy drive anymore, so it seemed like the next best place for it. ;)

I just pulled that brown round piece out of the plastic cover so it would fit and wrote "A" on it with a Sharpie so it would know where to show up in My Computer. When the buzzing started, I ejected it and it kind of tore in half. However, the duct tape has been holding it together fine ever since so I don't see why it won't work. Do you think I should replace the needle in the drive that reads the grooves in the floppy? It is supposed to be a Digital Versatile Drive but it does not seem so versatile right now.

Please answer quickly, this concerns important data.

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