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Old 02-19-2005, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Of a reason that could cause a CD drive and HD drive not to receive power whatsoever... other than the PSU? [because I've already tried different PSU's]. The mainboard I have is new out of the box, and so is the HD and memory.

Also does anyone know where I can get those screws that you screw on your case and then lay your board on top of that and finally tighten the board it self on top. I think those screws prevent you from grounding out the board with the case? I'm putting together a comp for a friend and I threw out those screws that was on this old case I was using, and I have a feeling I'm grounding the board out since some of the components are not receiving power [CD, HD etc].
I'm only guessing that this might be the problem, but if anyone knows why my CD and HD's not receiving power any input would be great.

I have the following set up.
Abit socket A board
AMD 1.6 duron or something
ocz 256mb
samsung 40GB
Hitachi CD drive.

I have the following problem.
Turn the thing on and ...... CD drive doesn't open and HD doesn't make a sound. I only get a error message on the screen... I don't remember what the error message is.
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Old 02-19-2005, 04:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldent worry about the screws. That has nothing to do with your problem. Are you sure you installed everything the currect way? Also, what type of psu are you using?
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Old 02-19-2005, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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take the bourd any anything else that need be, out of the case. put it on the anti-static bag it came in. make shur everything is connected properly and securly, then start it up and see if anything is rong.

i havnt taken apart any computer in a long time. but its prolly pritty easy to c if u need riser's between the bourd and case. does the case have any small brackets that stick out with the screw holes on top? or is it just flat?
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Case is flat as a.... well anyways it's flat. I'm not so sure about starting up the board without tightening it against the case.....
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Take everything out and try it on an antistatic bag, or even wood
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try plugging in different molex cables into the drives
if that doesn't work, I think the problem is the PSU's 12v rail going to the molex plugs.
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its still possible it could be the parts- i've gotten bad parts that have come right out of the box. it happens.
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