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2nd hardrive - no power, completely dead

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ozzymgaowozzy, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. ozzymgaowozzy

    ozzymgaowozzy Thread Starter

    Jul 13, 2006
    Oh god, this keeps happening to me. I've had so many hardware problems recently, completely ******* up a handful of days...

    I'll tell you the entire story.
    I have a fan on the front of the computer (quite small) that often makes alot of noise. So everytime it makes this sound, I press down on the casing or nudge it (or slap it), and it quitens down.
    For the past 2-3 days though it's been EXTREMELY loud, and it's unstoppable.
    A nudge shuts it up for a minute or 2, and then it starts up again. It's incredibly annoying...
    So I decided to do something about it.
    It's a small fan, it appears to only cool down my 2 harddrives and nothing else, so I thought I'd remove it.
    Attached to the fan is a black wire and a red wire. I followed these wires back to the source. The 2 wires were seemingly forced into 2 of one the 4 pin harddrive cables (wires:red black black yellow, white plug).
    [I should mention here that my computer was built by a specialist and purchased on eBay.]
    I saw this and thought to my self "Easy!"
    I pulled the 2 wires out and removed the fan from the casing.

    When I started up the computer, everything seemed fine. No more noise!
    Then I realised my 2nd harddrive wasn't showing up.
    500GB of music, software and work. Important work....
    I put my hand to the harddrive as the computer casing was still open. Nothing.

    It's COMPLETELY unresponsive.
    I look at the BIOs, it's not recognised.
    I tried it in another computer. Nothing. No wirring, no sound.

    If you think you've been unlucky with hardware recently, just look at my recent history....
    In the past 2 months, I've had 2 harddrive failures (of different kinds) a PS3 has died, an Ipod Touch has died AND I had a serious virus affect my computer, eventually leading to a fix that took ages...
    (and about 6 months ago, an external harddrive which I used for backing up died. Does nothing now but whir and click upon start up)

    I can only imagine I burnt the board out or something from doing something with the fan.
    I had shut off the power when i removed it, but I was pretty hastey in pulling out those 2 wires, and i believe I might have heard a little buzz of electricity.

    I have hope more so than for my other recent hardware problems, however out of all my hardware woes, this is by far the most serious.

    I'm in need of serious SERIOUS help, and plenty of it.
    Please help... and tell me what has happened.
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