|Posted on Friday, May 3, 2002 - 7:53 pm: |
Hello all, I bought a new Sony 5221 (52x) CD and installed it today. I had a Creative 52x CDROM in there before but it seemed to have died. Until recently all was well though and I made no changes except replacing the old drive with the new. I used existing cabling and made sure jumpers were set the same as old one (master). I have only one CDROM and one HDD and a floppy of course. The HDD and CD do not share a cable and I made sure all cables were in place and seated well (and checked all my cards for good measure). So I turn it on and it powers up and the fans run etc. But right when you should hear a beep and the monitor flash on from standby and the RAM check start I get nothing. It never gets far enough to beep or flick monitor or anything. I know it all is getting power (other stuff on power strip is ok and has been for years) and the LEDs and fans in the box work. I know the CD has power due to lights and I can open and shut CDROM door with the button. I never touched my one HDD except to make sure cables were seated well.
Here's some things I tried:
Jumpers--Master was default and that is what last CD was but nothing...I tried it as slave and nothing also.
I tried disconnecting the CDROM completely but no change.
I reconnected the old CD and nothing changed.
Since after I first turned on the power the power button did not function anymore (reset does) I had to use I/O switch in back. This is still the case. I removed front panel to see if those wires were bad and they look ok and connected well (LEDs are ok).
So since I get no beep or RAM test or even monitor online I have to assume my Board or HDD has some issue? I cannot see how it could be my HDD since it doesn't even get far enough to look at it. Did I somehow frag my MB? I have worked around PCs and hardware within for a long while, so I know I didn't bash or bend anything like pins or mash off a capacitor, etc.
Sony tech help is lame, so I looked up this place and I hope you can help.
|Posted on Friday, May 3, 2002 - 8:04 pm: |
For good measure try reseating
as well as checking all cables again,including case to board wiring.
working around in there, it's easy to loosen connections without detecting it visually.
|Posted on Friday, May 3, 2002 - 8:13 pm: |
OK thanks V, I will try to look it over again. I just fear that this was just too simple a task to have this all go wrong. I really don't want to have to buy a new MB because I lost a CDRom.
|Posted on Friday, May 3, 2002 - 11:20 pm: |
Thank you, Vera!
I slowly and surely reseated all RAM and then Vid card and it all worked fine. CDROM detected and works fine, no errors no conflicts. I guess my grumpy old Geforce1 got cranky and wanted attention or something. All is well and I am thrilled I don't have to buy/repair anything.
Thanks again, sometimes the "one darn thing you didn't mess with" is the one.
|Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2002 - 6:59 am: |
Your welcome. Glad things worked out well.