need ribbon for epson SD800 or 700 floppy

March 25, 2011 at 12:07:54
Specs: Windows XP PRO
have old Epson SD 800. Lost ?? can't find my ribbon, need ribbon to hook up 5 1/4 floppy.

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March 25, 2011 at 12:17:56
Do you have any computer shops nearby? If you were nearby I could give you one. I have probably 20 of them. has them available. See link below. Be sure to check the BIOS on the computer you plane to use the drive on. You need to be able to set the BIOS to 5.25 floppy. Also remember there are two densities if you are planning on reading old disks. 720kb & 1.2Mb. The BIOS must support your drive.


I see that drive is a combination 1.2Mb 5.25" & 1.44Mb 3.5". I have no idea what type of cable is required.

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March 25, 2011 at 12:37:48
Thanks othehill Checked with Fry's and they have a universal one online at $3.99
So thank you again.

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March 26, 2011 at 07:34:57
In case you are unaware, this may help:-

It rather suggests that a standard 3.5" floppy interface cable can be used, rather than the combination one that has connectors for both 3.5" and 5.25" drives
(5 in total, including one for the mobo).

A similar dual floppy drive was made by Teac, which I used in the past.

Please advise back how you get on.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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