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NEW HDD INSTALLATION PROBLEMS


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Clicking/grinding noise.
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Lol. That sounds a lot like a HDD, although... is the CPU fan spinning freely when you turn it on?
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The power supply is working, the heatsink fan is running, the case fan is working the DVD ROM is working, the computer starts (lights, etc.) as it always did. It just won't boot.
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The CPU fan did sputter a bit after I connected all the drives and cables but it seems to be running fine now.
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Could voltage be an issue? I am not experiencing an problems while working on this old Dell.
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so far what i found was the quick install guide for you HDD. here:

http://www.wdc.com/e...pdf?wdc_lang=en

maybe look through that while i'm looking up a solution.
another site suggested removing the jumper from the pins in back. (jumper is a little piece of plastic in the back of the drive connecting two metal pins together. nothing plugs into those pins)
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I realize that I never asked if the bios beeps normally when you turn it on.
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I'll look at the link per your instructions. I'm making a list of everything to try so I can just dive in. Both you and Chip have been great and I really appreciate it.
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I don't hear any beeps when the computer is turned on.
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That makes it the power supply, motherboard, or CPU. Do you have a voltmeter?
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No I don't. I'm going to run and turn it on again to see if it beeps.
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No beeps when I turn it on so out of curiosity, I removed the memory and I got consecutive beeps.
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On the brighter side, when it is running again, you'll likely have two hard disks :) . Without a voltmeter, you'll have to test the power supply by replacement. Sadly, even with one, you'd have to test the CPU/Mobo the same way.
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try, just for my sanity, one last thing on the hard drive: set the jumper as cable select. you mentionned earlier that it was set as master (default) the company says it's set as cable select as default. here's a site that could give you some bearings. sorry, long adress
http://wdc.custhelp....amp;p_topview=1
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I may have to borrow a voltmeter. The motherboard looks very clean; there are no signs of damage or leakage. Also, the power supply seems to be running smoothly.
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