Sup guys, so a friend of mine recently got a brand new computer and gave me his old shell with everything but the hard drives. Can i just plug in my old hard drive and expect it to work? also, i'm fairly certain i have everything plugged into its correct spot power-wise, but does it matter which SATA plugs i use for the hard drives i have? (mine has two hard drive modules or whatever, from an old DELL Vostro quad core AND is running Windows Vista). I plugged them into this new comp (where they look like they would go according to plug type) but i still am getting not even a screen signal from the new comp. I understand that i cant simply plug these things in and expect the OS to recognize anything, but i was hoping i could at least get some sort of sign this computer is actually functional.
When i turn on the computer, i see the fan start to spin then it stops abruptly, same with any LED lights in the comp. Nothing shows up on my monitor and i don't hear anything else going on inside so im assuming the motherboard fan is not going as well, or the VG card
Any thoughts? suggestions? do you guys want pics?
Any help would be super appreciated because this new comp is going to be a huge upgrade for me and my career!!! :D