Building computer

By ks1
Feb 27, 2006
  1. I have almost finished my computer and only need the garphics card for it to be complete. I installed the sony dru-810a last and decided to power up my system to see if everything turned on, fans etc. My questions is whether or not the dvd drive should open and close despite the computer build not being complete. Right now it does nothing, no lights and it doesent respond when i push the open/close button. It is hooked up to the motherboard and the power supply.
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    double chech your frontpanel header connections against the mainboard manual.

    If you know what your doing, unplug the frontpanel power swtch from the header and short the pins with a screwdriver (works the same as flicking the switch).

    If all is well there and it still won't power at all, unplug the USB headers and try again.

    Provided everything is connected up properly, you should at least get a post beep out of it.

    Some common causes of failure to power at all are...

    ps/2 mouse and keyboard pluged in each others ps/2 ports
    ps/2 mouse plug pins/pin dmaged (not so common, but it's happened to me once)
    Incorrectly connected front panel header
    Incorrectly connected USB header(s)
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    try another power cable
    even without the ide or sata cable the door should open and close
    check in bios and change boot order to read the cdrom or dvd drive 2nd see if the door still reacts like that
    the first thing of course is the power
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