Where does it go?

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  1. ChiYouMan

    ChiYouMan Geek Trainee

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    Hi,
    This morning,my pc would't turn on.I tried various plugs and they all worked fine,so i opened up my pc,as i suspected a broken PSU. However first,i checked the wires, one was loose. It seems to be coming out of the hard drive,it is black with a small white box at the top. So where does it go? i could't find the slot.
    Thanks
     
  2. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    How many pins does it have?
     
  3. Ghostman 1

    Ghostman 1 Moderator Staff Member

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    The hard drive power lead has red/black and yellow..It will have 4 pins,
    Is this what you see? If the computer just won't turn on at all,and nothing lights up,then it is your power supply. If you are talking about a wire on top of the hard drive that came off , then you have some problems. Most hard drives
    are sealed,But not all,and i have seen one of those wires comming apart.
     
  4. ChiYouMan

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    ok it has 6 pins:x: ,so and ideas what that could be?,i hope its not a PSU problem :(,a decent one is about £60,i cnt afford that!!
     
  5. donkey42

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    can you either take a pic of the connector or find a pic of it on the net
     
  6. ChiYouMan

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    i just got rid of my digital camera :( , i will try to find a picture:( ,
     
  7. donkey42

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    do you have a camera on your mobile (cell) phone ?
     
  8. ChiYouMan

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    ok here is all i could find.The black wire come out of the bottom right of the pc,and hangs loose.Its black,with a small white box at the top,the top of this box has small holes in it,and if you look on the side you can see 6 pins.
     

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  9. donkey42

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    is this the connector, igrore the number of wires because 2 wires could be powering a case fan
     
  10. ChiYouMan

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    Sadly no,thats not it
    I did this quick diagram on paint,so its not great,but it might give a few ideas
     

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  11. donkey42

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    how about this one

    go to google and select images and type in what you thing it is and google will bring up loads of images to look at the just tell us what the connector is
     
  12. ChiYouMan

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    hmmm,no i don't think thats it....but thanks anyway :cool:,i'll try google
     
  13. roy92

    roy92 CSS HAXOR

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    that's a usb cable the one in the bottom with a black head. this is not necessary for any powering up things just the usb ports in the fron tof the pc
     
  14. roy92

    roy92 CSS HAXOR

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    the rest of the cables on top are for cd drives, hard drives and/or fans.
     

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  15. Ghostman 1

    Ghostman 1 Moderator Staff Member

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    Does the computer work without it ? I don't think that plugin is used. Thats if
    it is a 6 pin.. I see that it goes to your power supply.. This is a newer power supply, And allot of newer power supplys has extra plug ends,, This 6 pin you
    are talking about,It does go to the power supply right. If so then unplug it and try to start computer without it.
     
  16. ChiYouMan

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    ok,so is USB?,thats what i though because it come out of the usb port,and that one never worked.So any other ideas what it could be ,PSU?
    Thanks guys!
     
  17. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    It's either a SATA power connector or an alternate auxillary power connector.
     

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