I had to install a new hard drive in my PC...I'm able to connect everything but can't figure out where to plug the power supply back into the motherboard. The power supply is #2CA and the connector is flat with 7 holes - 4 then 3
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Before attempting to replace the power supply, I would check to see if they are compatible. I would check to see that the wattage of the Compaq Presario SR1738NX is the same or larger than what is in your current computer. This information should be on the label of each power supply.
Next, I would check the connectors to ensure that all the connectors that are currently connected exist on the old power supply.
Next, take pictures of all the power supply connections on your new machine.
Finally, remove the power supply from your new computer, replace it with the power supply of your old computer, reconnect all of the connectors, and turn on the machine.
Try this, unplug everything from the other board except the main hard drive, power connections, and monitor. if it does not come up, remove ram cards, leaving one stick. try again, if it is still bad swap ram sticks. If after all of this it still does not work you have a bad motherboard or processor
yesyou can,, you need a sata hard drive, any size will do. just purchase the sata cable, sata power adapter for the atx power supply and a splitter. put in the drive, connect the splitter to the power supply, and connect them to the hard drives and pulg the sata cable to the board.. thats it your done..
It must be up to 8 years old ish as it has XP installed.
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Almost any IDE hard drive will work, up to 540Gb and any reasonable power supply should be OK. Check ebay and also google for a power supply. Hope that helps.
you can purchase a power supply from any computer store *********** board supports both standard IDE and Serial ATA connections, so you want a power supply that does SATA power as well. Unplug the power cord from the back of the computer. remove the cover from the case and verify that there is no green LED on the board that is lit up (if there is, there is still power on the board). unplug all connections from the current power supply, including all drive power and the large 24pin plug (actually a 4 pin plug that is combined with a 20 pin plug) on the board, then unplug the 4 pin plug near the processor. careful that the 24 pin plug and the additional 4 pin plug near the processor have latches on the side. Remove the 4 screws that hold the power supply in and remove the power supply, install new supply and reinstall the 4 screws. first plug in the 4 pin plug that connects with the 20 pin, the 4 pin plug has no latch, it is held in place by the 20 pin plug. then plug in the 20 pin plug and the 4 pin next to the processor. then plug in the drive power to all of the drives. Install the power plug at the back of the system and you should see a green LED on the board when you insert the power. replace the cover and power the system up.
set the jumpers on the drive you want to use in CS (cable select) if its a IDE drive then plug in both IDE and power cables if its a SATA drive just hook up both wires. turn on your computer and go in to the CMOS setup usually F2 when you turn on the system . then you want to go to dries and have it auto detect the drive . once that is don install your operating system and have it format the drive before it installs and you should be up and running once that is done. you may have to install drivers to get all the hardware functioning correctly after you install your OS.
Pull out the battery and replace it again. Then power it on again. If the problem persists, you will need to have the motherboard, processor and RAM checked by appropriate technical personnel. Any of these could be responsible.
is the power supply working have u recently installed a new hard drive or cd rom need to make sure that the wires are securly plugged into the drive and into the board and are plugged in to the drive correctly if this is all ok you may have to get a new drive
Sounds like the power supply or motherboard is biting the dust. U may consider power off, open case and clean out the dirt, check U'r connections and if the power supply smells, replace it.
Else replace the pc. When the power supply dies, it usually stresses the motherboard out and it dies later, sooner.