Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

HDD LED light on mobo red


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Storms

Storms

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
I'm building a new system and I had everything installed and tried starting it up and when the red light for HDD LED came on and the motherboard started making a buzzing sound. Theres no OS installed yet as when I try to start up nothing comes up on the monitor.

The build is as follows

SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
MSI 890FXA-GD70 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
phillpower2

phillpower2

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 20,007 posts
Hi Storms :D
I suggest you remove the MB and do a barebones set-up outside of the case.
To do this find a large piece of cardboard to place the MB on, attach only
the video, keyboard, install one stick of Ram and connect the 8 pin and 24
pin connections from the psu.
You then need to short out the 2 pins for the power on switch on the MB
front panel header, this is completely safe if you do not touch anything else.
The idea is to get the MB to POST, you can then add one component at a time
until everything is connected which gives you the ability to check each
component as you go, you must completely disconnect the power each time you
add a component.
If you used stand offs on the build make sure they are only located where there
is a screw hole for them in the MB or the board will short out.
Whilst you are doing this it may be worthwhile removing the silver CR2032 battery
from the MB for a few moments and then replacing it, good luck
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP