SATA and IDE ports can't work at same time in Aspire T140

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    Dear friends,
    I've got an Aspire T140 that I bought from a friend. It came with an IDE HDD in Primary IDE port, and a CDROM drive that was disconnected. When I try to connect the CDROM in secondary IDE port, the computer simply doesn't start. After reading the user's manual I discovered it only had one IDE port (although it has 2 IDE connectors).
    So I decided to buy a SATA HDD in order to leave the IDE port free for the CDROM. That is not working, because no matter port I use, whenever I plug CDROM drive the computer doesnt start.
    Does anyone have any idea of what it could be?
    Resuming:
    IDE HD on PIDE: ok!
    SATA HD + CDROM on PIDE: no starting
    IDE HD on PIDE + CDROM on SIDE: no starting
    SATA HD + CDROM on SIDE: no starting
    IDE HD + CDROM on PIDE: no starting

    thanks for the help!
     
    bordoni, Jul 11, 2010
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    Maybe something to do with using 20-pin ATX connector instead of 24-pin. I'm gonna test it tomorrow.
     
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