December 3rd, 2003, 06:29 AM
could it be the power supply?
i am building a computer and i hooked up minimal stuff...harddrive, cdrom, keyboard, mouse.
i am using a biostar m7ncd pro mobo and amd athlon xp 3200.
when i power up the computer the power light on the HD and the Cd drive just freeze. i cant open my cdrom either. lights just hang. i can get into the bios, but my HD and Cd-drive arent recognized. i resetted the cmos and took out the battery, did all that, still the same. i changed cables from a puter that i KNOW werx and nuthing. same. l ghts freeze, cant open cddrive and drives arent recognized on bios.
let me know if there is sumthing you wanna know that i might have left out.
December 3rd, 2003, 06:39 AM
Power Supply Cables
That is about all I can think of.
December 3rd, 2003, 07:45 AM
hmm, well..i checked jumpers. the jumpers on my drives are on cable select. i dont really know how to determine if its the motherboard, and im not sure how to tell if its the powercables...soo....
*shrug* ill fool around with it summore....see what happens..
if any of ya have any other ideas, pls let me know. thx.
December 3rd, 2003, 08:31 AM
well i switched the powersupply to one i know works and the HD light still hangs...and the bios still dont recognize the drive...
so...motherboard bad? how common is motherboards Dead on Arrival?
December 3rd, 2003, 08:49 AM
ok...worked backwards...unhooked the vid card...then the lights didnt hang..noticed a jumper on the vidcard: pal/ntsc. well duh, im an american and it was on pal. switched it to the right one, ntsc. works fine! *sigh* thx for lendin yer here. heres to always bein in the learning mode!
December 3rd, 2003, 09:04 AM
what kind of card is that? Never heard of a video card with a Jumper on the board. Interesting. Glad you got it worked out.
December 3rd, 2003, 09:50 AM
yeah, i was as surprised as you...i dont know if theres sumthin up with these vidboards ive been buying..i mean 80$ for a 128 avi radeon 9200? does that sound right..*shrug*
anways...its made by a company called powercolor, got it from newegg.com. yeah, a ntsc/pal jumper...*shrug* dunno.