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It doesnt turn on

When my hard drive is in the computer my computer wont turn on at all it only turns on with out it but i have no memory in the computer so i cant use it

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Segate drives are prone to blow the diode between 12V and ground. When this shorts they draw masses of power (I have one which was smoking & drawing about 250W) and then the PSU won't start because of the short.

Put a meter over the small square diode marked something like BUX C??? (? are three numbers but they differ between drives) it should be about 10KO if it's more like 1 ohm then you have a short.

Clip it out & the drive will run, but it's a "penny in the fusebox" method - use it to recover your data only.

Clip it out & replace it with something like an SMD 1N4004 & you'll be back in business.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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