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Different Kind of Power Up Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by andyd123, Jan 11, 2006.

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  1. andyd123

    andyd123 Thread Starter

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    Let me get this started briefly, and first see if anyone has heard of this, then I can give more specific hardware info as I go along.

    Computer stays on 24/7, come in last night and it was powered off. It was dead, nothing...wouldn't power at all, tried everything.
    Unplugged cable from power supply, took cover off, swapped ps with a known good...nothing. Not even a light...nothing.
    Then I unplugged just the hard drive for kicks,...it powered up. Of course, only as far as it could go w/out a hd.

    Can a hard drive die and then cause the machine to not power up, w/out a light, sound, or anything?

    Thanks!
    andyd123
     
  2. KingCody

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    have you tried the HD in another system? or tried your current system with another HD?
     
  3. andyd123

    andyd123 Thread Starter

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    I have tried my hd in another sys...same results...no power.
    And, I do have a new Seagate hd used for backing up that I'll try plugging into my sys and see what happens. Will post back results.
     
  4. cristobal03

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    Sounds like a short to me. I'd be careful what boxes you put that drive in.

    I've never heard of a hard drive causing a short circuit, by the way. That's just what it sounds like.

    chris.
     
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