Computer will not boot with ide cables plugged into hard drive
Posted on 2004-08-18
One day the computer worked fine.. next it will not boot.
had him get a new PS, it did not help
had him take everying out and he gets the beep codes and such... ok progress
he can put back in the memory, and everything but the ribbon cable of the HD.
if he boots it with the ribbon cable unplugged the drives spin up.
if he boots it with the ribbon cables plugged in , nothing.
He never opend the case so a backwards cable makes no sense.
I do not have access to this PC for a few weeks to physically look at it... so i need suggestions.
i found a bunch of posts mentioning the same problem w/ no solution... or a fake solution.
I know I have seen this before and fixed it.. but over the phone is a different story. Need a refresher.