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#1 12 years ago

Well I got a new PSU unhooked everthing from my old one and hooked up PSU and my pc is not working there all alot of little bitch connecters that are giving me a hell of a time. I have a Intel 915GAV motherboard with a 400 W PSU that dosent work. Thanks




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#2 12 years ago

This would be really challenging considering we have no idea what you did or did not do by just that statement, but let me see if I can help anyhow. questions: What is it doing, anything at all coming on (lights, beeps, etc) Next, tell us what components you have hooked up, CD, DVD drives, Video cards, etc. Make sure the big 20 or 24 pin (don't know what you have) is thoroughtly seated. Also make sure you have it set to the correct voltage. Here in US we run it on 110. The best way of swapping out the psu if your not too familiar is to do it one at a time, here's the best way. First, disconnect all of the EXTERNAL wires out the back of your rig. Next make sure you are working in a static free envoirnment, a kitchen that is not carpeted would work. -Now remove the side panel or case. -Take your new PSU and place it next to your machine, and ONE BY ONE, remove one molex connector from your old PSU, and replace it with a new PSU connector. One by ONE until you have replaced them all. -Then and AFTER then you remove your old PSU completely. and replace it with the new PSU. -Then take any excess wires, electric tape the ends to ensure they don't ground out in the box when you stuff them back in, and zip tie them and put them somewhere out of the way. I learned this the hard way. Plug everything back in and enjoy. If you don't have a grounding wrist band make sure you're always touching some part of the case with your other hand, essentially grounding yourself because static is very bad on hardware.




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#3 12 years ago

Ya its my HD is not getting what it wants i attatched a 4 pin i think to it and im not getting any singal to my monitor.




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#4 12 years ago

Its still not running though I dunno, Everthing else sounds normal Video card ram, CPU is all running all right its just im not getting any singnal to my mointor. And the reason y I say its the HD becuase the red light never comes on.




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#5 12 years ago

their should be two I/O's for the HD, power and data. You said your power line is connected, stupid question, forgive me, but your sure that data cable (IDE, or SATA, whatever you have) is thoroughly seated on both your mobo and HD? those are the only 2 I/O (input/output) cables that are connected to the HDD, and are both imperative that they are both properly seated and hooked up.

also make sure that the 4 pin you have hooked up to your HDD is NOT for a fan as the voltage is considerable smaller for 4 pin fan connectors.

So if your HDD is not spinning, either you have the wrong 4 pin hooked up to it, or your data line is not connected properly.




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#6 12 years ago

no, I have no idea how to hook up a PSU lol :S could u mabey send a pic of the connector i should have?




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#7 12 years ago

I'm at work and spare digital camera is in my other car. If you don't get your answer by tonight I'll snap some pics of what it should look like. Do you know what kind of harddrive you have? Also, the 4 pin connector you hooked up to your HD, along the wireloom should be a sticker that tags the kind of duty it is. check the wire that's connected to your HDD from your powersupply and tell me what it says.




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#8 12 years ago

Here you go... http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/install-hard-drive.htm Look at fig 1.1 and 1.2 Notice in 1.1, there are two i/o cables, A) is your data connection, in this case this picture is of an IDE connection. If you have a SATA connection it is more compact, and is probably red in color. this is the wire that transmit data from your HDD to your CPU. B) is your power supply connect. This should go from your Powersupply (PSU) to the Harddrive. Most modern builds, the HDD is a different kind of connection. 4 pin is a legacy connector.




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#9 12 years ago

probally B




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#10 12 years ago

do you have both wires hooked up? If not, which is? I can tell you where to get the other.

Better yet, can you provide pics?