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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:03 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:27 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:41 PM
It could have been the power connector was not fully inserted or a hardware fault. First I would check the power supply in the PC is still OK, either with a digital voltmeter or in the BIOS. You can buy a drive-to-USB test set which has a drive power supply, adapters for IDE and SATA plus USB connection to a PC (cost around $15). You could plug the drive into the supply and listen for it spinning up or smoking (risking the $15). It's not very practical making a wiring harness with fuses on all the voltage wires. Other than that you can only plug it in something and see what happens. Your choice if and where.
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