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July 9, 2013 2:51:47 PM

I recently decided to build my own computer. I put everything together fine and I can boot to the BIOS screen ONLY when I don't plug in my SSD or my optical drive. When I plug them in the computer either shuts off or while plugged in it won't turn back on. These are my specs:

-MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 3GB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 DVI x 2/HDMI/Display Port SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N66TWF2-2GD

-Intel Core i5-3570k Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670

-ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

-Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS2K4G3D1609ES2LX0

-SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

-Seasonic M12II-650 BRONZE ATX 650 Power Supply

-Corsair Carbide Series Black 400R Mid Tower Computer Case (CC-9011011-WW)

Any help is welcome, thanks in advance!

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July 9, 2013 2:59:29 PM

On the drIves check for bent pin. On the Sata cable and mb check for bent pins. If your power supply is modular check that the Sata cable is plugged into the right port. If not modular power supply try another power supply or saa cable.
July 9, 2013 3:03:55 PM

smorizio said:
On the drIves check for bent pin. On the Sata cable and mb check for bent pins. If your power supply is modular check that the Sata cable is plugged into the right port. If not modular power supply try another power supply or saa cable.


How can I check if the pins are bent? They are not all perfectly straight, do I need new power cables for the optical drive and my SSD?
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July 9, 2013 3:17:03 PM
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COpper power pins on a pc shoud not touch each other. Just make sure there in there own track. Look on your ps to see if there another Sata power on another cable if not try your Ssd and CDROM in another pc.
July 9, 2013 4:00:59 PM

smorizio said:
COpper power pins on a pc shoud not touch each other. Just make sure there in there own track. Look on your ps to see if there another Sata power on another cable if not try your Ssd and CDROM in another pc.


I plugged in another drive using the same cables and it didn't work. Tomorrow I'll go buy some new ones and see if that fixes the problem.
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