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hdd problem help!!!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by quasar923, Oct 16, 2007.

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    help!!! i think i fried my hdd. i hope im wrong. i just fixed my computer by reinstalling the OS. now i went to plug a fan back in and unpluged my hdd while the comp was on. i pluged it back in wrong and there was a small whiteish spark that came from the four pin connector. did i fry it by pluging it in backwards. i will try using the sata power cable instead of 4 pin to see if that works. but now my comp wont start up. it askes for system disk. and does not show a hdd in bios. and i screwed???:banghead:
     
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    by the sounds of it u did but i could be wrong rest the cmos and try that
     
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    if there was a spark while plugging in the hdd, you might've fried it, on my fried hdd, the power connector actually melted. cause of my psu though. idk what you were thinking, trying to mess with eletrical cables on sensitive hardware when the power was live?
     
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    but then again, there was a spark the size of a golf ball emitted from somewhere in my system when i was plugging in the 24 pin cable with the psu on, apparently while plugging it in, the pins got shorted and the psu got started and so year. i got lucky though, my case absorbed it, probably via the standoffs and 5.25 cage.
     
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    yea it was a dumb thing to do while it was live.
     
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    some of us need to learn from the mistakes we make and i am one of them
     
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    Yep. Sorry to break the news, but your hdd is toast. :(

    Sparks usually mean fried.
     
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