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I installed an old hdd into my build, now it doesn't work

post #1 of 23
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Hello, I built a computer on my own it worked very well until I put this old drive in. My friend at first thought it has to do with master and slave drives, but both my hdds don't have any jumpers or pins.

I really need some help, my motherboards leds are on but when I power it on, my cpus fan doesn't spin, nothing shows up on screen and my computer makes very strange booping sounds. I consulted my motherboards manual, it says nothing about this.
post #2 of 23
Welcome to the forum. Booping sounds? you mean beeping sounds? This is most likely a memory failure or some part isn't in properly. Pull out your memory, clean contacts, and reseat.
post #3 of 23
What motherboard and how many beeps (short and long, and the specific order they came up)?
    
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post #4 of 23
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This is my mobo right here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131837

As for the beeps, its nothing like the manual describes its goes kinda lik "Beep boop oop beep"
post #5 of 23
Wow... there is no troubleshooting information in the manual. Asus will never have my money.


Anyway, I'm trying to find some troubleshooting info. I'll keep digging.



EDIT: Found some beep codes. http://support.asus.com/Troubleshooting/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&m=P8Z77-V%20LK&s=39&hashedid=J4TfLoZ8TXyFAkFb&os=&no=978

Try reseating the RAM.
Edited by legoman786 - 4/15/14 at 1:05pm
    
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post #6 of 23
Can you give us a better description of "old"? Your motherboard only supports SATA drives, so it obviously can't be too old. Some information on the hard drive itself would be nice. Also, did you originally have a different hard drive installed, and then you swapped out the original hard drive for this older one? Or did you just "add-on" this older hard drive while leaving everything else alone?

Also, does the computer turn on at all for a brief moment? As in, when you hit the power button do you see any fans move for a split second and then turn off immediately after?

We need more details about the situation. It's impossible to diagnose a problem when you give us the vaguest information. We're just rattling off ideas of what it could be without any definitive proof or background information.
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 
The hdd is a 2009 hatichi hdd from my gateway sx2800-1 It has vista on it, primary reason why I wanted it

The status of the mobo is very haphazard, one time it turned on perfectly fine, but I moved it from my testing bench, then it went back to its normal no fan spinning act. Nope, the fan doesn't spin at all. Now, my mobo doesn;t even power on
post #8 of 23
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two beeps by the way, both the same length
post #9 of 23
Judging by your description, it sounds to me like a loose wiring issue. The fact that it was working at first, and then you moved the entire setup to another location causing it to start malfunctioning, indicates a loose physical connection. I recommend you unplug everything, remove your peripheral devices including the memory modules, re-seat all of your components, and then plug everything back in making sure that you've applied enough pressure to the plugs to ensure their connectivity.

You also need to check for clean connections on the motherboard panel pins. These tiny pins always cause issues in newbie computer builds. You need to make sure your I/O panel connectors are in their correct positions and that their polarities are correct as well. And if you don't know what pins I am talking about, they look exactly like these:

mu1i8.jpg

These pins control power/reset/front panel operations, and if the wires are incorrectly placed or loosely installed, you will have issues.
Edited by xH2L - 4/15/14 at 3:07pm
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
Yes it was a loose wiring issue, but its also an issue with the hitachi hdd. If its plugged in the computer isn't happy. I really want to use that hdd
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