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Just finished putting computer together

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#1 mattheww


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Posted 18 January 2009 - 11:15 AM

I just finished building my computer. I have checked to make sure that everything is in the right spot 4 times over. Yes, I double checked twice. My main problem is with my Hard Drive and CD Drive, but I am having a few other problems on start up with the windows XP cd.

First Question: On the back of the hard drive there are three spots, one is for a cable that is flexible with a black tip that plugs in to the Hard drive at a 90 degree angle, the other part goes into the motherboard. There is also a cable that plugs into the power supply. Both of the previously mentioned cables are connected to their rightful spots. However, there is another spot on the back of the hard drive, it is five by five pins, but I have never seen the cable that plugs in to it, what would be connected to it?

Second Question: I am not sure if I have connected the PWR_LED+ and - correctly. Regardless if the Hard drive is working or not, wouldn't the green light, usually on the outside of the case flash? And if the light never turned on when I powered the computer up, does this mean that the hard drive is not working, not initialized yet, or not connected right on the motherboard?

Third Question: When I inserted the Windows XP cd, I heard a really loud buzzing noise and proceeded to turn my computer off after about two seconds. What is going wrong?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 18 January 2009 - 05:37 PM

Is this a IDE or SATA hard drive. Might be for the master/slave jumper
LED diodes are one directional, meaning current only flows one way. Try changing the plug around
Number 3 need a little more info or a better descrition
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