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IDE Hdd problem

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IDE Hdd problem

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I am trying to repair a friends pc which stopped booting (wont even go through post) I disconnected the hdd and post screen appeared and detected the cd rom ok, I then tried a spare hdd and the same problem persisted, tried the original hdd in a spare pc and it worked fine, I have tried changing the cables but to no avail when any hdd is connected the pc powers up but just sits there with a blank screen
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    Toivo Talikka

    Maybe the power supply has had it and runs out of puff when the HDD is connected. Alternatively, the motherboard may have developed a problem.

    You can first try swapping the power supply and see if that helps.

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    spare power supply did not make any difference so it is begining to look like the m/board as all other componets seem to be working, thanks for the help.

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    ozi Eagle

    Hi
    Try connecting your HDD to the secondary IDE channel, change the BIOS to recognise it and see if it boots

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    Toivo Talikka

    Maybe the power supply has had it and runs out of puff when the HDD is connected. Alternatively, the motherboard may have developed a problem.

    You can first try swapping the power supply and see if that helps.

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    test

    spare power supply did not make any difference so it is begining to look like the m/board as all other componets seem to be working, thanks for the help.

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    ozi Eagle

    Hi
    Try connecting your HDD to the secondary IDE channel, change the BIOS to recognise it and see if it boots