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My dvd drive isn't getting power!

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July 5, 2010 2:20:33 PM

I just put together my new computer build, and everything has worked fine so far. However, my dvd drive is showing no sign that it is connected to power! Neither is my hard drive for that matter, but It is a bare drive, so I think the dvd drive is the more pressing problem. I have the data cable hooked up to the motherboard sata port (I have tried many different ports to no avail) and a sata power connector connecting it and my hard drive to the power supply (I have tried only the dvd drive, and used the other cable). Also, I have inserted the power cable in different outlets in the power supply to no avail. The bios shows no devices in the sata ports at all. What can I do?

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a c 103 B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2010 2:23:38 PM

Is the SATA controller enabled in Bios?
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July 5, 2010 2:27:35 PM

I haven't seen that option, how do I enable it?
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a c 103 B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2010 2:46:43 PM

Go over bios and see if you can find the option. Either there is an option or you got a faulty motherboard. Normally it should just work.
You will most likely find it under integrated peripherals/IDE function setup or something like that.
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July 5, 2010 3:25:03 PM

I just found the sata configuration menu, then I entered it, the sata chipset thing is on, but it was set to ide, I set it to achi, and rebooted, but nothing changed except some of my sata ports disapeared from the bios menu, including the ones I have my drives in, should I put my drives in two of he remaining ports? Thanks.
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a c 103 B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2010 3:47:11 PM

Ok with them enabled you have narrowed it down to two things. PSU or Motherboard.
What PSU do you have?
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2010 7:34:54 PM

could be, try them with known good cables if you can
Moto
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a c 103 B Homebuilt system
July 5, 2010 7:58:02 PM

overlocker1 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I just booted from a usb key, so it's not the moterboard, and the psu is powering everything else fine. could it be the two sata cables that came with the psu that I have been using?

When you boot from the USB key you are not using the SATA connections on the motherboard. Either they don't work or you are not getting power to the devices from the PSU. It is unlikely but possible that you got both drives DOA.
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