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PC won't start due hard drive power wire

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I'm having a problem where my PC won't start if I plug in a SATA hard drive's power wire. With out it everything works fine.
When I turn PC on the lights blink for 1 second, but then just shuts down.

Tried connecting the hard drive to another computer(with different wires and connectors) and got exactly the same result.

I understand that the hard drive is damaged, but is there any way I can get the data of it? The connector on the hard drive it self looks perfectly fine.

Thanks!

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Hi,
infact there is some problem with the power circuit of the hdd so this is not possible by diy and if data is so important then the expert will take out the media and recover it.because if u will connect it with any power supply it will cut off because of the short circuit

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http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DC5850-SFF-Motherboard-SPS-461537-001-/310417711958?pt=Motherboards&hash=item4846566356

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http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

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P5 cable, MAYBE, (Might be P3 too)

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http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#floppy

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

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