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After installing hard drive, monitor, keyboard, mouse not working

I installed a new SATA hard drive on my computer. Emachine T5026. Only 160 Gig. I turn it on but there is nothing on the monitor, the keyboard and mouse do not work.
I went ahead and put in the installation DVD I purchased from eMachines for this computer but nothing happens. After about 10-15 minutes the computer shuts down by itself.

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  • imedina1 Dec 31, 2008

    I have checked all connections. Even unpluged and plugged all connectins back in. Also opened another computer I have to compare it to. Many similarities. All looks OK. I know I am missing something I just can't figure it out. I will have to take it in to a shop. I appreciate your help, anyway.

  • SoleAngelus May 11, 2010

    Take the hard drive out again, does the pc boot up as normal?

  • SoleAngelus May 11, 2010

    Check your connections inside the computer, nothing coming on the screen at boot can somtimes tell you that you connected something up wrong.

  • Aaron Daub May 11, 2010

    Open the case and check to see if all connections are well... connected.

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Have you tried to enter BIOS? Are you able to enter BIOS?? There may be an option you have to hit to enable SATA, and to select the boot device order, which may be messing things up.
Also, remember that STATIC ELECTRICITY is your enemy! Ground yourself when working inside the case.

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