Question about ASUS P5LD2-VM Motherboard
My problem is that my father just ordered me a maxtor sata II/300 7200rpm 200 GB hard drive, whenever i connect the power cables my computer wont start. The fans will spin for about half a second showing the computer turns on, but then the computer instantly shuts off. The computer will only turn on when the drive in NOT connected. I have failed in any atempt to install this new hard drive. What should i do?
I have seen this only when the Power Supply is underpowered.
You may have a 200Watt or 300Watt PSU and the drive is pushing you just over the edge of what the supply can deliver.
Even if the power supply is big enough - it may not be delivering the 'Rated' power. That's the first thing I'd look at- because your symptoms are an exact match..
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
What is the model of the motherboard that you are trying to connect the sata hdd to?
Posted on Oct 09, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
Test all leads that attach to
your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your
((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and
are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty ?
one bad lead will end with a computer error a computer needs its connections continue its cycle and have an end to function properly
even something as small as an electrical extension or a
faulty fan lead can cause this problem
computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every
device and to have an end to be able work properly
a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will
fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin
type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail check all electrical
extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives
need to have current go through make sure these drives are working
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