I have this recurring problem with my 9800. Everytime I start up, a message in a red box says that I have not connected the power to the video card when it is already in. So I open the case to remove the cable and reinsert it. Then I start it up but it works fine. But when the system is restarted, the problem comes again. Finally it refuses to start even after much retrying of reconnecting the cable. So I call up the Dimension Service in my area. The problem was that one of the pins on the cable was larger than the rest. This was then self-fixed over the phone. Now the system will start without this problem recurring. But the thing is, now the problem still arises occasionally. Like about 2 in 5 startups. This is very irritating as I have to keep on unplugging everything and reseating the cable. I am now sure is this is a problem with the card or the cable itself or the inability of the power supply to supply enough power to the video card because the power seems to be shared with the HD. The whole cable goes like this, from power supply to HD, then from the HD, to a plug for 2nd HD has instead a Y splitter to one long one for the video card and a shorter one for the 2nd HD, but there is no second HD. If it was a problem with the cable, I would gladly use the shorter one but its too short to reach the video card. The pin size problem seems not to be the cause anymore because its been fixed and still looks identical to the other pins. I appreciate any help possible. Thanks.