CD drives will not get power

By robert74567
Apr 24, 2006
  1. I just built a computer,

    Mobo- A8n-SLI
    CPU- AMD atholon 64 3700+
    HD- Raptor 74 gb
    CD drives- 2 DvD rw (used from old computer) perfect conditin
    Video card-nvidia 7900GT 265mb

    I built it all up and turned it all on. I had no OS disk at the time so i just shut it off and minded my own buisnes. then later that day i realised that me PSU was a 420wt and the minimmum for that graphics card was 400. so i went to the store and got a 600w SLI ready PSU. Reconected all the cables and what not, turned it on and seemed to work fine. a day later i noticed that the drives would not oppen. dinked around for a bit and couldnt figure it out. Every thing seems to be in order. the only thing that i could think of is bad IDE cable, but nope it is fine D:

    PLZ help
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Try the drives with no IDE cable attached - they have to open like that. If they don't, try them in another computer.

    Are you sure the master/slave jumpers are set properly?
  3. robert74567

    robert74567 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Yeah the jumpers are corect.
    i just tryed with no IDE and it turned on. how do i get it to work with ide cables in. could my mobo b messed up. what should i do now, because my windows media center comes from newegg tommorow

  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    It is either a misconfiguration (jumpers), a bad IDE cable, a bad optical drive or a bad IDE controller. You just have to rule out possibilities.

    Are you sure the IDE cable is OK?
    Are you sure the jumpers are OK? If you are using the 80-wire IDE cable, then it does matter which plug goes where.
    Try plugging the optical drives into the other IDE channel. Try the drives one by one.
  5. robert74567

    robert74567 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope...nothing worked, could my mother board b DOA
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    DOA motherboard is a possibility indeed. If you can't make a single drive work on either of the IDE channels, then you do have a problem. You haven't turned off IDE controller in BIOS or suchlike, have you?
  7. robert74567

    robert74567 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no...i talked to new egg. they gave me a good RMA overnight shiping for free i will see in a few days
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