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I recently found two computers which were apparently no longer working. Two of them look like custom builds and I have looked in the case and have found that the power supply has no HDD power cable and as far as I can see no SATA thing to connect to the HDD. The motherboard is made by ASROCK if that helps and is a very old model.
Edited by Juganot - 12/23/10 at 9:43am
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And the problem is?
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post #3 of 10
It should have a model # somewhere on the board. It may be covered up by a component.
I would Google the board to find out what all features/components the mobo has.

Is there any chance that the power supply unit has the molex connectors (the old style with the 4 pins) ? If it does they probably were using a molex to sata adapter.
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by Juganot View Post
I recently found two computers which were apparently no longer working. Two of them look like custom builds and I have looked in the case and have found that the power supply has no HDD power cable and as far as I can see no SATA thing to connect to the HDD. The motherboard is made by ASROCK if that helps and is a very old model.
They have probably got IDE interface on the motherboard if they are over 4 or 5 years old.
    
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post #5 of 10
Pics would be helpful, too.
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post #6 of 10
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They have probably got IDE interface on the motherboard if they are over 4 or 5 years old.
agreed, older computers use whats called IDE, sata wasnt around those ancient times
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post #7 of 10
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agreed, older computers use whats called IDE, sata wasnt around those ancient times
My 5 year old backup computer has SATA
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by just4funuk View Post
They have probably got IDE interface on the motherboard if they are over 4 or 5 years old.
I think you are correct, I googled IDE interface and yh... looks like I need to get two new hard drives... that sucks.
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Juganot View Post
I think you are correct, I googled IDE interface and yh... looks like I need to get two new hard drives... that sucks.
Thanks for making me feel old.
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post #10 of 10
reminds me about the crap load of ide cables i have from dismantling 6 years of pc's for. Hopefully in 60 years times they will be antiques then i can buy myself a "whateverintelhasin60yearstimeprocessor". Looks like my ticket to easy street

Oh yeah, make sure the molex is stuck in correctly as well because they can be nasty buggers- especially when you want to remove them.
    
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