AMD Phenom x4 965 (stock fan)
Corsair 650w PSU
Antec 300 case
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H motherboard
Sapphire Radeon 5770
Western Digital 320gb hard drive
I wanted to upgrade the hard drive so I installed a Samsung F3 1TB today (bought brand new from Newegg). I left the WD in there, but disconnected, I wanted to connect it later after I put an OS on the Samsung. Well, I plugged the computer back in and turned it on, but there was nothing. No POST, no beeps (no PC speaker), nothing. I reconnected the WD drive and disconnected the Samasung drive, no go. I then removed everything from the computer except the PSU, CPU, and motherboard with no change. I tried both the motherboard display and video card display ports with no change. I took out the CMOS battery and left it out for 5+ minutes before re-inserting with no success. Computer powers on, all fans spin (including the CPU fan), but nothing shows up on screen. The hard drive light is solid for about 5-10 seconds before going dark.
I then decided to take the old 320GB hard drive and put in a 2nd back up computer (let's call it "compaq"). I installed the hard drive into the PC:
Athlon X2 4200+
Compaq Presario Box Computer
Gigabyte Radeon 4550
This PC, which was working with a different Seagate 160gb drive just yesterday, would not POST with the 320gb I put in there. I would turn it on and there was nothing, no beeps, no POST. I then took out the 320gb and returned everything back to when the computer last worked and it's the same thing: power on, no POST. Again, it powers on, all fans spin (cpu fan included) and nothing on screen, no POST.
What should I consider doing next to solve these issues?
I have taken the Western Digital drive originally in my custom PC and put it in a 3rd PC to get some data off of it. This 3rd computer booted fine and I was easily able to copy some data off the WD drive. I am dealing with all SATA drives.
Thanks for any help.
Edited by SuperShadow, 05 March 2011 - 05:58 AM.