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oh dear computer wont switch on now help please

jasonrat Avatar
8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
Was in the middle of upgrading hdd to xbox by linking the hdd to the pc when there was a little crackle when i added power to the new hdd and the computer went off
now it wont start up at all
I think ive shorted something but anyone what i shortened and the damage done please?

many thanks
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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1 Like #1
:thinking:

hi there.

i guess you have checked the fuse in the plug?
the next most likely thing is the computer power supply, failing that it could be the motherboard (lets hope not!)
good luck
#2
done the fuse and changed power cables
when i switch on the comp the light would come on the mouse and keyboard for a second then just go blank
just doesnt power up
banned 1 Like #3
PSU sounds knackered, if you aint sure take it to a professional.....and I dont mean the tech guys
1 Like #4
Could be a few things - in cases like this, it's best to strip things down and build back up so you can elimate each part.
#5
cheers all
will do that
wil give rep
banned#6
internal HDD?

I assume the mains was turned off when you connected power to new HDD?

Check for burning smell from PSU.
#7
getting really pee'ed off now
changed power cables etc and then
and also tried another computer -one of my spares which hardly ever gets used- that wont turn on either
#8
edit
right took the new hdd out of the 2nd computer and it fires up ok

it doesnt power up with the new hdd
#9
do you mean it wont even get to POST?
i know sometimes the pc wont turn on if the HDD is not set correctly to master/slave/cable select if it is causing a conflict with another device. is this a SATA or IDE drive?

maybe that the HDD is knackered
#10
i think ive found the problem
i've killed the new hdd
anyway of me bringing it back to life?
banned#11
how can you kill a hdd just by plugging it on?
#12
from the start
the computer was on
i added power to the new hdd there was a click
and the computer went off and wouldnt turn on
i assumed it was the motherboard or psu
tried new computer with new hdd in that wouldnt turn on
so took out the new hdd and put the comp back to original hdd that starts now
1st computer i put that back together and that starts now
so i guess i have hdd failure
#13
jasonrat
so i guess i have hdd failure


If you tried plugging a HDD into a computer that's already switched on, then the HDD failure isn't the only kind of failure you had! :p
#14
nightswimmer
If you tried plugging a HDD into a computer that's already switched on, then the HDD failure isn't the only kind of failure you had! :p


just following instructions:p:w00t::oops::x
1 Like #15
that should have taught you a lesson....Always power off and unplug the PC before opening and attempting to upgrade
#16
so whats next is my hdd totally gone and any chance of getting my money back:w00t::p
#17
jasonrat
just following instructions:p:w00t::oops::x


Really? :w00t: Hang on, is this an internal or external drive?
#18
here
USING XBOXHDM v1.9

* Shutdown your PC, unplug the computers HDDs, leaving only the cD-Rom connected. The CD-Rom should be on the 'Secondary cable' (The other cable).

* Power on the computer with the CD we created in the drive. If your BIOS is setup to boot from a CD, you should be greeted with this screen.




* Connect the HDD you wish to format to the 'Primary Master' IDE cable. (Don't forget to give it power) Allow a minute for the drive to be recognised.

* Press "1" and then Type 'xboxhd'
1 Like #19
Wow. In that case, many apologies for my earlier remark, even if it was just meant in jest. :oops:

If your HDD is brand new, you could always try sending it back and play dumb - just say it didn't work.
#20
nightswimmer
Wow. In that case, many apologies for my earlier remark, even if it was just meant in jest. :oops:

If your HDD is brand new, you could always try sending it back and play dumb - just say it didn't work.


no worries
should have used common sense but sometimes with modding etc etc there' s sometimes a knack required and dont always have to follow the rules
banned#21
It must have blown up if you connected the power lead when the computer was on. This is a definite no no. Looks like the instructions were totally wrong so that is cause enough to return. and count yourself lucky it didnt blow your motherboard etc.
1 Like #22
jasonrat;1449916
here
USING XBOXHDM v1.9

* Shutdown your PC, unplug the computers HDDs, leaving only the cD-Rom connected. The CD-Rom should be on the 'Secondary cable' (The other cable).

* Power on the computer with the CD we created in the drive. If your BIOS is setup to boot from a CD, you should be greeted with this screen.




* Connect the HDD you wish to format to the 'Primary Master' IDE cable. (Don't forget to give it power) Allow a minute for the drive to be recognised.

* Press "1" and then Type 'xboxhd'

I believe it's not well written, what it means is to connect power before powering and then connect the ide later - the power comment doesn't mean to power the drive at the same time as connecting the IDE cable.

John
#23
cheers all guess i'll have to get another hdd
thanks for all the help guys will add more rep when i'm allowed
so is the hdd completely knackered then
banned#24
oh yep
#25
Johnmcl7
I believe it's not well written, what it means is to connect power before powering and then connect the ide later - the power comment doesn't mean to power the drive at the same time as connecting the IDE cable.

John


Yeah, that's the way i read it too, makes more sense and far less chance of shorting out the hdd. Whatever happens with the drive i'd write to the folk hosting the instruction and get them to clarify the power issue for others, mate! :thumbsup:
#26
Yeah, definitely - should make it very clear that power should never be removed or added once the PC has been started.

John
#27
I reckon the HDD was faulty. though its not recommended to just plug it in when the powers on it shouldnt have fried it. think about newer SATA drives and USB IDE drives, they are hot swappable and can be powered up/down with the pc on.

return the faulty drive.
#28
have you tried taking the HDD back to where you bought it, just say its brand new and don't let them know you put it in while the computer was still on and they should replace it. there is a one year warranty supplied with all electrical goods supplied in the UK so this shouldn't be a problem, and when installing the replacement HDD that they give you set it to cable select before installation and make sure your computer is off this time!! lol
#29
cheers will do

bougbt mine from a well known online dealer so will raise a returns note with them
the pc never recognised the hdd anyway so dodgy in the 1st place
#30
:-D:thumbsup::p:gift:jsut to let peeps know that i have been sent a replacement
#31
jasonrat
:-D:thumbsup::p:gift:jsut to let peeps know that i have been sent a replacement


That's great. Good luck with the new one! :)

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