HDD fried? Tags: Computers Hard Drives Components Last response: December 15, 2012 11:19 PM in Components Share dr_gort December 15, 2012 9:43:25 PM When everything is plugged in, my computer shuts down after 4-5 seconds. I unplugged the HDD and now the computer stays on. Is this a problem with the HDD or something else? More about : hdd fried rolli59 December 15, 2012 10:12:41 PM Looks like it might have been shorting it out. You have another drive that works fine? rds1220 December 15, 2012 10:22:24 PM Sounds like a problem with the HDD. The only way to be 100% sure is to replace it with a known good working HDD and load Windows and see what happens. If it loads and works fine then it's the HDD. Related resources HDD Fried ? - Forum HDD Fried ? - Forum HELP!!!!!! PCB Seagate 300Gb HDD Fried ! - Forum Fried HDD Recovery - Forum Laptop HDD fried my mobo - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dr_gort December 15, 2012 10:30:51 PM I will try to get my hands on a working HDD. Unfortunately i don't have any laying around Brett928S2 December 15, 2012 10:40:03 PM Hi Run a hard drive test in DOS...HIRENS CD etc, it sounds like a failing hard drive... All the best Brett ak_annihilator December 15, 2012 11:19:57 PM Im pretty sure if you fried this HDD your better off getting a green drive that doesnt run the whole time and will not burn out when your not using it but there could be multiple causes of your problem Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow can i recover data from HDD that has a fried circuit board? ForumComputer Freezing - HDD Fried PSU? ForumHELP!!! Seagate 250Gb HDD Fried ! ForumCPU fried ? ForumFried Motherboard? ForumOnboard Sound buzzing after psu was fried . ForumExternal hard drives fried ForumASUS laptop G74SX - FFC Sata got fried ForumASUS Laptop G74SX - FFC Sata got fried ForumSound fried , seeking advice ForumFried WD500 Hard Drive ForumCan plugging the 6 prong pci e wire from my psu into my hdd fry it? ForumI think my MB is fried . Opinions? ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? ForumSata HDD not detected after updating drivers. More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !