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I have an MSI 870A-G54. Everytime I try to turn on my Cold cathode, the HDD just fails. If i turn it on, it wont even go to windows. Instead it will say some like '' No harddrive detected. Please insert a device and press any button''. If i turn it on when i'm logged in, the screen will just freeze. Everything fails except the mouse.

Pretty sure it aint my PSU

THANKS so much for any help
    
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post #2 of 8
I had a similar issue, but when I turned mine one, my PC would reboot
I was running a Gigabyte 580w or something like that

Upgrade my PSU to my corsair 750W, and it never gave the issue again

I could just be the spike when you turn it on and off, that causes the PC to freeze or a device to drop because the PSU can't handle it
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by garudaeagle1 View Post
Pretty sure it aint my PSU
Sorry, but I'm pretty sure it is your PSU. Voltage fluctuations are the only thing changing when you turn your cathode on. This is directly related to your PSU. Sorry for the bummer.
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post #4 of 8
Indeed it sounds like a PSU issue.
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I have a much weaker PSU with lots of fans, water pump, etc. and UV cathodes. No issues here.
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post #6 of 8
Well there are dangerous cathodes such as the liquid neon ones or whatever they're called with like a vortex in them. Those may emit static or something which can seriously tamper with the proper operation of nearby electronics.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Punisher View Post
I have a much weaker PSU with lots of fans, water pump, etc. and UV cathodes. No issues here.
I wouldn't say it's because of a week PSU, could also be the quality, the PSU has no way of handling the spike that the cathode produces when switching on or off
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post #8 of 8
You really think the cathode has a starting voltage that high? I would seriously doubt it. I could switch mine on and off all day with the system running to show you, if I hadn't cut and soldered mine to be always on.
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