Dell Latitude XPi P120D floppy problem and other info?

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Bill Shoemaker, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. You may have heard something like this before but....

    I bought a Dell Latitude XPi P120D off Ebay.

    It boots from the HD but has all the software removed. When I tried
    to install, the floppy won't read anything I put in it--it only gives
    me various error messages. I tried formatting another bootable floppy
    with my desktop--the same thing happened.

    Also, it won't work without the power cord plugged in. The battery
    must be old or non existant--I don't know where to look for it.

    I'd try to fix it--I've made minor repairs/upgrades on a desktop--but
    I don't know where to start.

    Should I try to fix it? Is this an expensive repair for the average
    shop? How easy is it to find parts? Where can I get more info on it?
    Should I use it as a paperweight and forget it? It would be just what
    I need--IF I can get it working. Thanks for the help in advance.
    Bill Shoemaker, Feb 9, 2005
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  2. Bill Shoemaker

    Fixer Guest

    Sounds like its the floppy disk drive thats broken not your laptop, to
    confirm this try another floppy disk drive if you know someone that has one
    failing that unless you have a usb port on it then your a little stuck
    Fixer, Feb 9, 2005
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