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Old 03-16-2007, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I started building my pc recently. Anyway, right now all I need to do is get my fans to work while my drives are connected (dvd/cd drive + floppy).

I asked some pc tekkies around me, and they said they never heard of this problem, one of them even suggested buying a new psu.

So here's the problem. My fans (3x 120mm + 1x40mm) + stock cpu fan all work normally, but when I plug one of the power cords into the dvd/cd rw drive, the motherboard emits a red light from somewhere and ALL the fans suddenly turn off.

I don't know whats going on. I don't think it's my power supply because it's 430w and my drive wouldn't take up that much watts.

Please reply asap.

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Old 03-16-2007, 06:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello,

This may be a stupid question, but are you plugging in the molex connector to the optical drive when the power is off...?
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Hello,

This may be a stupid question, but are you plugging in the molex connector to the optical drive when the power is off...?
Yes, Ive tried both....on and off. Nothing works.
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Helllo people I need help!!!
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Make sure the ide cable is plugged in correctly and your techie friends are right try another psu. If its a 430 generic anything is possible. Does the pc boot and does the drive work?
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i havent even set it up yet...im in the process of finishing up my build. All I need is to get the drives + fans to work and test er' out. Then if everythings fine Id just need to install some software and im good

****!!! this really sucks. I don't think its my psu, but i dont wanna spend $50 on a psu if its not the psu. This shouldn't be happening. And furthermore i hooked it up to 2 more 120mm fans, so now its hooked up to 3x120mm fans + 1x40mm + stock cooling fan + vga fan, so it can't be the psu because it wouldn't work when i had 2 fans running.
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Make sure the ide cable is plugged in correctly and your techie friends are right try another psu. If its a 430 generic anything is possible. Does the pc boot and does the drive work?
my ide cable wouldnt affect my psu if its not hooked up correctly. I believe it is hooked up correctly though.
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I just tried running again, same thing.

Fans start up for like 5 seconds, then motherboard emits a red light + a beep and then everything turns off.

Please help.
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Without the dvd/cd drive connected, can your computer start?
Also what are your parts?
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Without the dvd/cd drive connected, can your computer start?
Also what are your parts?

Yes, without it connected, everything works. Please note, i haven't set it up to a montior yet. I am in the PROCESS of building a new pc.

This is the dvd/cd drive i have

NCIX.com - Buy Pioneer DVR-112D Black DVD-RW 18X6X18 DVD+RW 18X8X18 DL 10X IDE OEM DVD Burner No Software - DVR-112DBK In Canada.

Btw is it a dvd + cd rw drive? Can I use it to view cds, burns cds + dvd's and watch dvd's? Or is it just a burner?

And this is the PSU I have

Cooler Master - eXtreme Power 430W
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