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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 5: Installing Drives

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Installing the Floppy Drive

Let’s start with the floppy drive. The floppy drive uses the fine thread screws that came with your case. Most floppy drives don’t come with screws. Pick up one of the fine thread screws and test it to be sure you have the correct screw (Figure 74). Just see if you can get it started with your fingers or with light pressure from a screwdriver. Find three similar screws. If a particular screw won’t go, it’s probably the wrong thread or, possibly, the thread of the screw or the nut has been stripped. Try another screw. Try to avoid forcing any screws.


Figure 74: Testing a screw in the floppy drive

Before installing any drive, have the proper screws handy. The floppy drives use fine thread screws. The hard drives and other drives use coarse screws that typically come with the drive. Notice the screwdriver is slightly magnetic allowing it to hold the screw. Don’t worry. That small magnetic field won’t hurt your drives.

 


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