PSU puzzler, lost my DVDRW . . . . . . .. . - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2006, 07:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 8

Also how would I test an IDE controller.

oh yeah,

THANK YOU for the prompt responses!

cephalopoid is offline  
Old 01-21-2006, 07:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
Apokalipse's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,556

well, try plugging your hard drive(s) into it.
if they don't work, you know the IDE controller is dead

Apokalipse is offline  
Old 01-22-2006, 12:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 8

FIXED IT! Stupid *** thing. Ok, so, no matter what IDE plug I was using, the DVDRW had no power to it when the IDE was plugged in, but had power when it wasn't plugged in.

SO, thinking backwards like my computer does. I unplugged the power cable and left the IDE controller in and booted and shut down. Then I plugged the power cable back in WITH the IDE plugged in . . . and VIOLA! It worked.
I have no idea.

cephalopoid 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

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.