Sony FDD MFD-17W-L5(MD-F17W-L5)

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Mon Mar 18 13:59:33 2002

This particular drive may qualify ... anyway, with all the OT stuff that gets
chewed and spat about on this list, there's no need to beat this guy up.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Freiherr" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 12:05 PM
Subject: Re: Sony FDD MFD-17W-L5(MD-F17W-L5)

> Seung-Goo Kim wrote:
> >
> > I have Sony FDD named MFD-17W-L5(or MD-F17W-L5). It has black mounting
panel and one selection switch that has 4 selections from 0 to 3. When the
switch set 2, it works after booting. However, I cannot boot using this FDD.
And the LED does not work during reading/writing. Please let me know how can I
boot using this FDD and make LED run. My compuster is composed of super 7
M/B(PC-Chips M577) with AWADR BIOS, K6-233 CPU, and Windows 98se. Thanks...
> And my answer is:
> See, this list is dealing with computers that are _at_least_ ten years
> old.
> I doubt any of your hardware qualifies for that, so maybe you better ask
> again in one of those many PeeCee mailing lists that are around most
> anywhere.
> From general technical knowledge (I hope never to be a PC expert at
> all!): if the drive works fine after booting, then probably your BIOS
> needs some tuning, like setting the boot order in which drives are
> tried. If you have never touched those CMOS RAM settings yourself,
> you'll want to ask someone for help with this.
> Changing the switch on the drive will probably make it either drive A:
> or B:, I guess; the other two positions will probably be useless for
> mounting in a PC. They were for real computers, at times when real
> computers would use floppy drives, and before the PCs messed up
> everything accepted as standards before (like having four drive select
> lines on ST506, not two as in "A: or B:") (or like setting drive
> identity with a switch on the drive, not by twisting a cable).
> --
> Andreas Freiherr
> Vishay Semiconductor GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany
Received on Mon Mar 18 2002 - 13:59:33 GMT

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