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I plugged in the wrong power supply into the harddrive and now with the correct one the power sullpy light is dim. is there a protection device or a way to remove info from drive?

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Most of them have a protective circuit. You might have to send it back for repair. Hope its still under warranty.

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Weak voltage power rail, or rails.
{There are three voltage power rails.
1) The 3.3 Volt power rail
2) The 5 Volt power rail
3) The 12 Volt power rail}

The flashing Green LED light is one direct indication of this for HP computers.
Usually there is at least enough power to light LED lights, and spin fans, but your Power Supply doesn't even have that much power.

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The HP Pavilion A847C desktop computer has an ATX power supply, with a maximum rated wattage of 250 Watts.

The ATX form factor for a Power Supply refers to it's case size, for one.
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The common type of Power Supply used in over 80 percent of PC computers out there, and readily available all over.


HP Support > Pavilion a847c desktop computer > Main support page,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=448706&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&submit.y=7&submit.x=5&lang=en&cc=us

Click on Product information in the list
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Finally click on > Motherboard Specifications, PTGD1-LA (Goldfish )

Scroll the page down to view the motherboard illustration and photo.


The replacement Power Supply has to have,

A) A 24-pin ATX main power cable.
In the motherboard photo, view the Ram Memory slots. The long Blue, and Black slots.

To the right of the bottom corner of the Black ram slot (Slot 4) is a whitish connector.
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(ATX Power Connector in the motherboard illustration)

Typical 24-pin ATX main power cable,

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

NOTE the Lock Clip on the side of the connector.


B) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.
At the bottom Left corner of the Processor socket is a whitish square connector.
4 socket holes.
This is where the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable plugs into.
(ATX12V in the motherboard illustration)

Typical 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

NOTE the Lock Clip on the side of the connector.

{The top of the Lock Clip is squeezed in to release it, and is held while the power cable is removed.
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C) SATA power cable.
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The SATA power cable has 15 pins, and is the longer connector.
The SATA data cable has 7 pins, and is the shorter connector.

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Below the ram slots in the bottom Right corner are the SATA headers on the motherboard, that the SATA harddrive plugs into.
The Blue, Orange, Black and White connectors.

Of course the SATA harddrive only plugs into one of them.
Looking at the motherboard illustration you will see they are numbered.
SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3, and SATA 4.

IT DOESN'T MATTER which one you plug your harddrive into. (Or any SATA device)
That's the beauty of SATA.
BIOS will find the harddrive.
But for you, it will be easier to keep track of where the SATA harddrive is plugged in, if you just use SATA 1.

Typical SATA power cable,

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


D) 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable.
Commonly referred to as Molex. (Misnomer)

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Typical 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable,

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


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Typical 4-pin Small Peripheral power cable,

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

Watch disconnecting, and connecting this connector. You can bend the pins very easily.
SAFETY
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All of the power cables listed above are standard for today's Power Supply's.

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