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New hardrive problem

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#1 GAZMAN195


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 09:08 AM

Hello everyone

I have just bought a new hardrive for my computer from ebay but everytime I connect it (I disconect my old one first) and try to start up my computer the computer instantly turns off again :thumbsup:

Hardrive specs:

Capacity (GB): 160 GB
Internal/External: Internal
Form Factor: 3.5'' -
Desktop Interface: IDE
Condition: New
RPM: 7200

Has anyone got any idea whats going wrong here?

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#2 matt3


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:32 AM

try to boot form your old hard drive with the new one in as a slave.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 06 March 2010 - 10:33 AM

Try it on a different system (temporarily).

Thus far, you have no proof that it works properly.

System manufacturer and model?


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:42 PM

Never buy computer hardware from ebay. It is very risky. Its best to buy from a trusted site like newegg.com or tigerdirect.com

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:40 PM

That's it. When you can get 500GB new, guaranteed drive under 50 bucks, what's the reason to use eBay?
Very same applies to RAM.

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