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Bad psu....? I'm going crazy..


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mfarre03

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So I have built this system and had problems ranging from a bad computer post that looked like there was a video problem to the Sata drives not responding. I replaced the Ultra Grid Case 700w psu with an Antec Earthwatt 500w psu.

With this replacement I finally got the computer to post into bios but still could not get the Sata HD to spin up or the Sata Optical to open. I tried the Sata drives with or without the sata connecter connected to the MOBO. So now all I can think of is that I have another bad power supply. I can't see both my HD and optical being bad. Any suggestions?> Should I just return the power supply or buy a tester?

Radioshack has a Thermaltake tester for $12



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Mike

Feel free to read about my [bleep] on my other posts, under mfarre03
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So little information i can't make a call on what to look for. Any system spec's? Have you tried a PATA drive in a simple setup to boot? I'm talking MB, CPU, fans, 1 stick of ram, PATA HD, case Keyboard, mouse, monitor. No cdrom drives, no extra anything. I really doubt it is a bad PS twice. Perhaps you have a bad motherboard. Have you looked art the MB makers manual for the MB? Perhaps you should be loading some SATA drivers for everything to work. It may be you have a slightly older MB that does not have the built-in SATA drivers.

We need more information.

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Just take a look at my other posts in this forumn....I'm sending the psu/case back to Tiger, the HD and DVD back to Newegg. Now I need a new case and psu, no clue.
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Hi mfarre03,

Have you considered my suggestions from this post?

If you have kept the Earthwatts PSU, then you could keep that one instead. It's a reasonably nice unit.

Cheers

Troy
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I might just keep the Earthwatt PSU and keep the ultra grid case. Tiger wants me to send the case and psu back, not just the psu. They came as a package deal and would have to get Rma'd as much. I would just send it back but its heavy and I would be eating $25 in shipping. I called Ultra and since it hasn't been a month yet they don't want to warranty the psu, they want me to go through Tigerdirect.
I am thinking that after the month then I can go through Ultra and get a new psu, either sell it on ebay or use it and sell the Antec Earthwatt. Its a lose lose lose situation, lol.
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