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There is a power supply (4 wire) connector loose inside the case that seems to be a power supply for the IDE drive but no obvious place to connect it. Also sitting lose is a ribbon data cable with no indication of which way around it is to be installed. There are two cables connected to the circuit board, both labelled SATA... but that is not what I am trying to use. I have been unable to find any installation documentation on the internet.
It sounds from your description you change out some hardware and left the wire behind. IDE is consider to be old technology replaced by SATA. Unless it broken don't play with the wire, you could either leave the wire handing loose or just remove the ide ribbon wire, either way it won't hurt the computer.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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yes you can connect sata hard drive, but first you have to install a pci sata card, into the pci slot of *********** board
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Posted on Oct 14, 2008
You will need a Sata Power Connector: see http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std/sku=SATA_power for example
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
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Have you checked your monitor? Try your monitor on another PC and check it is OK. Once you change the MB battery you effectively "Kill" the PC, as all the settings in the BIOS are removed and must be reprogrammed. You must enter the BIOS, and select "Default" setup and then reboot, you must do this regardless of what else is done first.(A bit hard when you can't see anything" You say... "tried different power switch and ribbon cable connector" (sic) exactly what "Ribbon cable/Power switch"? Anyway as said check monitor, if it is OK, we will proceed from there, then, you must check your video card, test it in another machine, if possible, to see if thats OK, if it is OK, then it is now likely that you may have a Mother board problem. If you can, try another Video card to see if you get Video on screen. see we need to establish "Known Good" items, once we know whats what, we can then go on. Now if any of these things tested are faulty, Monitor, Video card, obviously replace them, however IF they are NOT faulty, as related it may be the Motherboard, Remove the RAM, and see if anything is on screen? If yes, replace RAM, If still NO, then take any cards out, and check, if then OK, replace cards one by one until you get to the one that stops it, there is your problem, replace it. All we are trying to do is get anything on the screen, if we do, then you must redo the BIOS, as related before. Now if you get it going it still may not boot through to windows desktop, if this is the case, after you boot press F8 and select safe mode, when you get asked if you want safe mode or system restore, choose system restore and choose a date before you had a problem that should get you back. You just have to logically work through, until you find the faulty "bit" and replace it.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
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