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Shorted out hard drive, fixable???

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Spudboy2, Apr 27, 2004.

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    Spudboy2 Guest

    I was plugging in a new harddrive and had the wire upside down, don't know how
    it even connected because the plug is one way. but anyway the pc shut down,
    waited a few mins statred up the computer with no hard drive, turned off,
    plugged in HD tried to turn on but nothing happened. Tried to put HD in another
    pc and got the same result, did I just wast 80.00 in a fraction of a second by
    frying the hd? Is there a reset or anything I can do.
    Spudboy2, Apr 27, 2004
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    Greg Guest

    If you plugged the power in upside down you probably did create a door stop.
    You put 12v into the 5v electronics
    The signal cable generally is benign when upside down, it just doesn't work.
    Greg, Apr 27, 2004
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    CJT Guest

    Be glad you didn't do it a few years ago when the cheapest hard drive
    was in the thousands of $$$.
    CJT, Apr 27, 2004
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    Arno Wagner Guest

    Usually requires a _lot_ of force.
    Yes. Digital electronics designed for 5V can usually tolerate up
    7V for a short time. 12V with the current behind that a PC PSU can
    deliver will immediately fry the 5V part of the HDD.

    Arno Wagner, Apr 27, 2004
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