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BIG BLUE
March 9th, 2009, 08:52 AM
Okay so I just got my computer up and running on Friday..new hard drive and motherboard. I had a second hard drive where I kept all my pics and stuff. So I shut off the computer and plugged it in. I fired up the computer and it couldnt find any hard drives anymore. I looked in the side and saw that the power wasnt all the way in...so in a dee dee dee moment I didnt power off and just pushed the power plug in...arch poof...whatever noise you want..and the comp shut off never to turn back on again...nothing...did I frie the motherboard? the harddrive? I changed power supplies...and nothing. I assume I just fried that new motherboard. Man I was so pissed at myself. I friggin know to never ever do that...I compare it to having my motor running and sticking my hand in there to check if the fan belt is tight...something I knew I shouldnt have done...:pissed: I hope I didnt frie that hard drive since it has all my pics on there. (and like 8 years of porn):eek:

Shinobi
March 9th, 2009, 09:32 AM
idk if you can but have you tried resetting the CMOS ?

but yeah that does sound like a fried motherboard .. where did you get it from maybe you will be able to return and exchange it since its under 30days?

Dennis
March 9th, 2009, 09:42 AM
It should have just fried the power supply, but since you tried it with another, and it still doesn't work, I don't know.

On the drives, you have to set jumpers for one to be master (the one with OS) and the other one slave. And you might have to enable the second drive in BIOS too.

Reno Computer Repair
March 9th, 2009, 09:50 AM
The power on while connecting the drive may have corrupted the Master Boot Record. I have Data Recovery software that can get the data if there is no clickedy click coming from the hard drive.

commando
March 9th, 2009, 10:16 AM
fans still spinning?

BIG BLUE
March 9th, 2009, 10:33 AM
there is nothing...it completely shut off. And when you push the on button nothing...thats why i figured I fried the power supply. But I swapped in a brand new one and nothing...thats why figured i must have fried the motherboard cause it just acts like it gets no signal to turn on..:pissed:

commando
March 9th, 2009, 10:45 AM
there is nothing...it completely shut off. And when you push the on button nothing...thats why i figured I fried the power supply. But I swapped in a brand new one and nothing...thats why figured i must have fried the motherboard cause it just acts like it gets no signal to turn on..:pissed:

most likely mainboard or a vital component, and less likely is that the new power supply is bad as well. BUT...I've encountered this a couple of times too. Remove the HD and try to power up. Does the fan run? If you've created a short in the HD you're going to have hell pulling the data off, but it's still possible. If w/out the HD it still does nothing, then you ought to try sticking the HD in another machine to at least recover the data.

BIG BLUE
March 9th, 2009, 10:51 AM
Im handing the hard drive over to the computer man...I cant afford to lose all that.....family stuff!!! I took the hard drive out and nothing...like i said it just acts like it isnt getting the signal to turn on.

CashMoney
March 9th, 2009, 02:06 PM
Hey you hadn't tried plugging it in to different wall socket yet have ya? maybe you just blew a fuse or gfi on the wall outlet :) or atleast plug something in you know works

kairo
March 9th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Also consider the possibility that your device is possessed by some sort of evil force. An African fetish perhaps? Look under the video card, do you see any small pouches filled with bones and/or dust?

Reno Computer Repair
March 9th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Update:

The hard drive will not even spin up, we got a quote from drivesavers.com.
Luckily...the other hard drive does work, and I am doing data recovery on it now to see what old data we can recover.

The motherboard functions, reset the CMOS, dropped in a Pentium 4, Video Card & RAM in, performs post with no issues. So we have some success so far.

kittenb
March 9th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Also consider the possibility that your device is possessed by some sort of evil force. An African fetish perhaps? Look under the video card, do you see any small pouches filled with bones and/or dust?

Ok Nick This made me laugh loudly. Dr. M think I have lost the rest of my mind.

of course now I have to go home and look at mine for small pouches:D

BIG BLUE
March 9th, 2009, 02:42 PM
Update:

The hard drive will not even spin up, we got a quote from drivesavers.com.
Luckily...the other hard drive does work, and I am doing data recovery on it now to see what old data we can recover.

The motherboard functions, reset the CMOS, dropped in a Pentium 4, Video Card & RAM in, performs post with no issues. So we have some success so far.

Good news is the hard drive that he is trying to recover has all my family pics and kids videos...but the unfortunate news is that the hard drive that wont spin up has years of......well good videos. :pissed: I guess if I can get my kids pics back I will be happy...;) Ill test out the rest of the stuff tonight and see what died.

Dennis
March 9th, 2009, 03:40 PM
A good reminder for everyone to run a backup drive. 500Gb+ drives are cheap these days. Mac makes it easy with a Time Machine program, which automatically makes incremental backups of your whole drive. I'm sure Windows has similar solutions, I just don't keep anything valuable on my Vista box.

BIG BLUE
March 11th, 2009, 09:27 AM
Well nothing wrong with Motherboard..it started right up at Reno computers repair shop (now refereed too as rcr cause his screen name is too long). So I took it home with a borrowed memory stick and cpu...replaced the memory with mine and it still worked..replaced the cpu and it still worked..so who knows what happened...maybe it was some sort of evil vodoo...So RCR got most of all my old data back and is moving it to my new harddrive. He also is installing some new virus programs...since get ready for this...he found 2501 infections on my harddrive and at least 91 spyware programs...and he said that was just with one program...LOL you have to love kids and their ability to download anything!!!! I dont know how many times my son has called me excited cause he just won an xbox360....:thumbsup:

commando
March 11th, 2009, 09:51 AM
so...it IS a short in the drive....figured when you said it wouldn't post when you removed the drives, that you never tried ;)

BIG BLUE
March 11th, 2009, 09:59 AM
no the hard drive that was in there when it shorted still worked just fine..it was just one of those weird glitchy things that happen to me..read like 90% of my posts have to do with some sort of weird electrical problems...:maddance: it must be that I have such an electric personality that it disrupts electrical items around me!:cool:

commando
March 11th, 2009, 10:07 AM
no the hard drive that was in there when it shorted still worked just fine..it was just one of those weird glitchy things that happen to me..read like 90% of my posts have to do with some sort of weird electrical problems...:maddance: it must be that I have such an electric personality that it disrupts electrical items around me!:cool:

http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/%7Esusan/sf/films/powder.jpg

BIG BLUE
March 11th, 2009, 11:30 AM
damn I need to get some sun!!!

Reno Computer Repair
March 11th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Good news is the hard drive that he is trying to recover has all my family pics and kids videos...but the unfortunate news is that the hard drive that wont spin up has years of......well good videos. :pissed: I guess if I can get my kids pics back I will be happy...;) Ill test out the rest of the stuff tonight and see what died.

Sounds like I may have to give you a hidden folder of donated "good videos". :thumbsup:

Reno Computer Repair
March 11th, 2009, 11:52 AM
The short list:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/renohomes/Computer%20Repair/JeremyRogersPCfound.jpg

commando
March 11th, 2009, 12:23 PM
damn I need to get some sun!!!

it's almost time to take the top off the jeep!

Rizzo
March 11th, 2009, 01:30 PM
I just don't keep anything valuable on my Vista box.

Spoken like a true believer! [=0)