View Full Version : [ubuntu] Pure hardware problem

April 10th, 2009, 01:59 PM
I know this doesnt have anything to do with linux but the idea of signing up for another forum seems silly.

Ok so im trying to put together the computer i found in the attic. It works. BUT when i add a second hard drive (ide) the computer wont turn on. i figured out its the power chord.

each power chord has 2 ends yes? well one goes to hard drive second goes to the fans at front. if i try both to the hard drive and the extra end from the cd to the fan but then it wont turn on.
So to redo this, it turns on with power after hard drive but not cd. problem is i want to use two hard drives.

Is there something im just missing? I feel dumb this should be rather simple.

April 10th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Is the power chord the only chord to the cd-drive, and if not, did you remove the other cables?

Are your slave/master jumper configured properly on the drives?