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Plug SATA hard drive with power coming from a different PSU

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Last response: in Components
November 9, 2012 6:32:22 PM

Hi guys.

I want to plug the hard drive I use for school in my desktop computer but there's just no plug left from the PSU.

So I took a really old PSU from a really old computer thinking I could just use that source of power. I jumped the 24 pin (green and black) to get the PSU powered on without a motherboard, power sems on (although really low) but when I plug in the SATA to the computer nothing happens (no light, no noise, seems off).

Any ideas?

Here are some pictures to help you help me :)

(for some reason photos uploaded upside down...sorry)

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November 9, 2012 6:39:11 PM

Hi, Try restarting the computer with the school HDD connected that way.
November 9, 2012 8:09:28 PM

it still didn't work...the fans are running really slowly it's weird...maybe it's just dead cause it's really old haha