OK soooooooo my friend recently got a brand new computer and gave me his old one, but without the hard drives. I have hard drives from my old comp (believe me, this hand-me-down is a definite upgrade from my old one), but i have no idea how to get them running. I plugged in my old hard drives into the respective slots (the cord says SATA on it, idk if that is in conjunction with the slot or just the manufacture mark, and there were a lot more slots on the new one than my old comp but im fairly certain i got them in right), and after that I said a quick prayer, and hit the power switch. The power source LED turned on and the fan whizzed for about a nanosecond, then shut off... nothing on my monitor, no sounds from the VG card or the motherboard... I know I can't simply plug in a used hard drive with an OS and expect it to work, but i was at least hoping i would get the "blue screen of death" or some visual indication that things aren't computing.
I'm wondering if this awesome piece of electronics is even functioning? If anyone can help me find the source of why it's not working, it would be very appreciated. I just graduated college and this computer is obviously defiantly resisting to help me along my way to success, idk how to fix it lol...
Thanks to all who reply
Edited by hamluis, 02 October 2014 - 02:21 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.