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Computer problems, can you help? Topic: Case shorted out motherboard
June 20, 2019 / By Maynerd
Question: I put a new hard drive in my computer and now I can not get any picture on my monitor. Nothing is showing up. I unplugged the hard drive and cd drive/ the dos doesn't even come up. It worked with a different hard drive and I tried the jumpers in each setting. I checked the ribbon cables also. I changed to a new tower case and everything is plugged for sure.
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Joey Joey | 7 days ago
If you unplugged the drive and cd drive and still got nothing, its not jumpers or anything else. Whats most likely the case is you forgot to plug something back in when you were done adding the drive. For example, I have to unplug the power cord for my video card whenever I need to "play" with my hdds. (cards to long, case is to short.) If I forget to plug the cable back in, nothing will show on my monitor. (I have to smack myself on my forhead, then shut it all down and plug the #$%!!%!% cable back in.) Double check all of the cables to make sure this isn't the case. Don't forget to make sure all the cables OUTSIDE of the case are correct to. If this doesn't help, what did your system look like before, and what were you adding? Edit: Did you just say that you can get it to work without the new harddrive? Meaning that it works fine, as long as this new harddrive is left out of the machine? What does your computer look like, and how are the drives arranged. If you switched to a new case and it doesn't work at all, take everything out and make sure you don't have any extra motherboard standoffs shorting out the motherboard.
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Joey Originally Answered: Computer problems, can you help?
If you unplugged the drive and cd drive and still got nothing, its not jumpers or anything else. Whats most likely the case is you forgot to plug something back in when you were done adding the drive. For example, I have to unplug the power cord for my video card whenever I need to "play" with my hdds. (cards to long, case is to short.) If I forget to plug the cable back in, nothing will show on my monitor. (I have to smack myself on my forhead, then shut it all down and plug the #$%!!%!% cable back in.) Double check all of the cables to make sure this isn't the case. Don't forget to make sure all the cables OUTSIDE of the case are correct to. If this doesn't help, what did your system look like before, and what were you adding? Edit: Did you just say that you can get it to work without the new harddrive? Meaning that it works fine, as long as this new harddrive is left out of the machine? What does your computer look like, and how are the drives arranged. If you switched to a new case and it doesn't work at all, take everything out and make sure you don't have any extra motherboard standoffs shorting out the motherboard.
Joey Originally Answered: Computer problems, can you help?
Could be a number of things, did you clone your old hard drive onto the new one or reinstall the OS on your new one? Is everything hooked up right? Are jumpers set correctly?

Griffin Griffin
Could be a number of things, did you clone your old hard drive onto the new one or reinstall the OS on your new one? Is everything hooked up right? Are jumpers set correctly?
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Dwane Dwane
I am sure u had incorrect JUMPER setting. for more info. go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumper_%28c... basically...each IDE cable u can have 2 drives.... and also.....the 2nd port is USUALLY not in the middle of the cable...but instead....u have it like this |--------------------|--------| ^ first one go to the motherboard ^ last 2 goes to the drives. |----------------------|----------| <--- master drive ^-- slave drive make sure you SET your jumper according to the position of the cable you are doing to plug in your drive to.
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Dwane Originally Answered: Heatsink in computer fell off, put it back in place, computer still wotn load?
you did put on new thermal paste right??? without it the heatsink is useless, take it back off, apply a fat rice grain size of paste to the center of the heatsink and refasten it to the board. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN as it will warp the board and cause spaces between the HS and the CPU... also running for a while with no cooling what so ever probably fried your CPU...

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