Delayed Problem with Floppy Disk Drive


I have a Compaq Contura 410C laptop (bought around 1997) which I do not use a lot. When I first power it up (external power, not battery), the floppy disk drive works just fine for about 10 minutes. Afterwards, I have trouble reading floppy disks (drive not ready type of problem).

I tried a different power supply, but that isn't the cause. Could this problem be something other than the floppy drive?

Thanks in advance, Brad

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Did you let the battery charge for awhile or does this laptop run fine even with no battery installed?

Could be a controller, power supply, or cable problem. It is probably worth reseating internal cables and PCBs if it hasn't been used for a long time.

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