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No power to 12 volt, Hard drive, or Disk drives.

I install it plug in 20 pin, 12 volt and the three drives, turn on the PC and it will not boot up my drives all it runs is the fans and I need it to run my 7950GT PCI-e x16 card. I have a Foxconn C51GU01 MB which only requires 300W to run... I am at a loss and joensin to try out my new card. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Eric Guerrin Mar 11, 2007

    Ok I went over everything.. finally I got sick of it and re-installed my old factory PSU, plugged in my new enermax to my power strip and connected just the 6 pin PCI-e cord to my 7950 GT (no other wires from the enermax are connected to my PC at all). When I turn on my tower I click the enermax switch to the off position and in a couple seconds the enermax and my video card powers up. I talked to a guy from the "Geek Squad" about it and he said that my card should NOT be working nor should my enermax be getting any power to the card. But alas it works and it runs around 57 degrees OC'd of course I have the side panel open because of the PSU I have next to it just to power my card. I don't really understand WTH is up with this thing. My E-mail is bro.savage@hotmail.com if you'd like to discuss this in more depth send me an e-mail with an obvious subject heading.

  • Eric Guerrin Mar 11, 2007

    Oh yeah and thank you for your advice.

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Retrace your steps there may be a loose wire(s). Have you checked and rechecked your pinouts? maybe one of the wires is backwards. Hate when that happens. It could be bad out of box. Try unhooking everything then one by one rehook your components. Maybe by terrible coinsidence a part fried and is preventing the machine from booting. Make sure your CPU fan is plugged in. I am installing a new motherboard now and those are the pitfalls I keep track of.

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  • Timothy Higgins
    Timothy Higgins Mar 08, 2007

    I meant to finish with Good Luck and let me know what happens.

    Tim

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If in case you are with #1. uinplug the power cord and remove all the expansion cards, data cables from the hard disk and cd drives. we are trying to isolate the problem. make sure that the only connected cables on the motherboard are as follows:
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Computer Unplugged from power! Touch the metal frame of the computer case to relieve your body of static. Work on a table. IF you get up for any reason, then return, Make Sure you touch the metal frame, BEFORE you reach inside.

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There is a faint red stripe along one edge of this flat ribbon cable. The red stripe designates Number 1 pin. (There are 40 pins on the back of the harddrive. [39 actually. One pin is blocked out]

As you view the back of the harddrive, the 4-pin Molex power cable, plugs into the right side. (All the way to the right)
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4.Check all power cables to the optical drive/s, and the main power cable to the motherboard.
[20-pin ATX power cable. To the right of the ram slots]
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Use the Right Arrow key and highlight Boot.
Press the Enter key.

Use the Down Arrow key and highlight Boot Device Priority in the drop down submenu. Press the Enter key.

Use the Down Arrow key and highlight ATAPI CD-ROM. Press the Enter key.

Now press the F10 key.
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IF Y/N comes up, press the y key for YES.
(It isn't a capital Y. The capital Y is shown for clarity. Do Not press the Shift key, and the y key. Just press the y key)
Now press the Enter key.

(F10 is to Save Changes. Y is Yes you want to save changes. The Enter key executes the command)

Your computer will now restart. You need to have that full installation disk in your optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)
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If your computer goes past booting from the installation disk, because you did not get it in there in time, don't worry.

Just press the CTRL key, ALT key, and DELete key, AT THE SAME TIME. (Not shouting)
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2. then power on your pc
3. you MUST press F2 for setup utility in order for correct setings of your bios. the message "strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility" came from the computer bios, not from Windows XP CD.
4. verify if you followed the correct procedure of installing an new hdd as is described on page 66 of owner's manual from dell.


"Installing a Hard Drive
1 Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation.
2 Check the documentation for the drive to verify that it is configured for your computer.
3 Remove the hard drive bracket (see page 64).
4 Attach the hard drive to the hard drive bracket:
a Place the small bracket tabs into the drive-securing screw holes on one side of the drive.
b Gently swing the drive toward the bracket and align the three screw holes on the other side of the
drive with the screen holes on the bracket.
c Attach the hard drive bracket to the hard drive.
d Insert and tighten all three drive-securing screws.
5 Install the hard drive:
a Place the two bracket tabs into the drive slots inside the bracket for the additional hard drive.
b Swing the bracket forward so that it is flush with the bracket for the additional hard drive.
c Replace the bracket-securing screws.
6 Connect a power cable to the drive.
7 Connect the data cable to the drive and to the system board (see page 53).
8 Close the computer cover (see page 75).
NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it into the
computer.
9 Connect your computer and devices to electrical outlets, and turn them on.
See the documentation that came with the drive for instructions on installing any software required for
drive operation.
10 If the drive you just installed is the primary drive, insert a bootable floppy disk into drive A.
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14 Partition and logically format your drive before you proceed to the next step.
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15 Test the hard drive by running the Dell Diagnostics (see page 36).
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