Hardisk/Power supply failure HELP !!!! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-12-2006, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2
Default Hardisk/Power supply failure HELP !!!!


Lately my computer couldnt not boot up/power on.Below are the details of my computer problem.
I have a Seagate baracudda 7200RPM 80GB harddisk and an 300W power supply. I havent used my computer for about 4 months as i was away from home, in that time, i had removed my harddisk and taken away with me.
last night i connected the harddisk and switched on my power, and the computer worked fine.
So i finished setting up the computer and then, i figured that i didnt connect the cd drive IDE cables. So i again opened my case and refitted all, but then, the computer wont power on.
Only when i remove the power supply cable from the harddisk , will the computer switch on. So i couldnt get my PC to work.When i insert the power cable into the harddisk, the PC wouldnt turn on at all. Not even a flicker of light at the LEDs.
So i am confused, what did i do to cause this problem. Is it a problem with my harddisk or with the power supply not being able cope up or something like that.
Please help.
And if its a problem with the harddisk, can i get it repaired, i have loads of data in it. Just dont want to get them all erased.
Please help.


damchey is offline  
Old 06-12-2006, 05:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2

Brand of PSU is INTEX(its an indian Brand). It was working perfect for over a year now. I think the problem is with the hard disk. When i remove the power cables from the hard disk, the PC boots up fine, but no OS.
And also i forgot to mention that, while connecting the harddisk after the refitting, when i plugged in the power cables to the hard disk, i saw a small smoke come out of the power socket in the hard disk.
damchey is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.