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Can a bad hard drive damage a power supply?

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October 27, 2010 9:43:45 AM

Hello,
I have a computer that worked fine I replaced the HDD with a new one powered it up and now the computer shuts itself down after anywhere from 45 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes. I then put the original HDD back in and it does the same thing.
a b ) Power supply
October 27, 2010 9:49:43 AM

I suppose in theory, but I've never heard of it and a decent PSU should have enough protection to prevent it.
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October 27, 2010 9:50:01 AM

I dont think HDD damage affects the PSU. But in your case it looks like the PSU is dying. What's your full computer specs and how old is your PC?
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October 27, 2010 9:54:00 AM

I've seen faulty IDE hard disks short and prevent terminals from powering on at all so I would say it could cause damage to PSU.
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October 27, 2010 9:57:07 AM

it is a 2ghz intel celeron with a 180 watt PSU...it is old I use it for my kids
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October 27, 2010 9:57:34 AM

TY all for the reply's.
Also I just added 2 GB of ram
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a b ) Power supply
October 27, 2010 10:12:43 AM

Did you add the RAM at the same time?
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October 27, 2010 11:30:05 AM

yes I did can RAM cause restart issues?
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October 27, 2010 12:03:05 PM

Please mention the specs of the old RAM and the new RAM.
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a b ) Power supply
October 27, 2010 12:33:29 PM

RAM is MUCH more likely to be the cause of the issue!

As hell_storm said, can we have the specs of old and new RAM, and can I add motherboard and CPU.
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