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  1. #1
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    hd problems

    Well I just got a new PSU and when I plug my main hd on it the computer starts but the screens don't turn on and I have a solid red light next to the battery symbol on my pc's front panel. If I disconnect it, everything works fine. All I have plugged are another hd and a cd-rom. I can't figure out if the problem is from the PSU or the hard drive itself.

    If I use my old PSU everything works fine, including the main hd

    Anyone has an idea on what the problem could be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kritikal
    ... If I use my old PSU everything works fine, including the main hd...
    If only change is the new PSU,
    Would suspect that PSU is source.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    well here's the thing, the PSU I had before was working fine until one day it started being unstable for some reason, had the same problem as I do now so I opened it and it appeared to have been burned so I replaced it with a temporary PSU, 200watts I think, which is probably not enough with everything I'm using so I just got a 600watts and right out of the box I have the same problem as my very first PSU. It's brand new.... I can't figure out what the problem is.

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    If the new PSU is definitely in good working order and not some questionable generic brand,
    Run the HDD manufacturers' diagnostic disk. You should be able to download it from the HDD manufacturers' website.
    If the diagnostic states the HDD is fine,
    Mobo may be damaged due to previous PSU failure.
    For that matter,
    PSU failure can damage a number of components in a system.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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    I ran the tests and it passed with flying colors... The PSU is a questionable generic brand lol got it at a very cheap price so I said what the heck why not try it.... it's a POWORK I never heard of it before and I can't seem to find any info about it on the net..

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    With HDD confirmed to be in working order,
    That would point toward questionable PSU and/or defective mobo.
    "I know nothing."
    Cheers.

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