Originally Posted by Whyfly??
Do you also have the power cable attached to it?
Many people forget you need both
hay...I noticed that : /...stupid me, but none the less the HD started spinning but I didn't hear a "beep" from the system speaker...and I didn't get any picture...so I'm assuming the Video Card is fried....PERHAPS...but the fan on the card is still spinning would this matter?
Originally Posted by berry120
As an aside, this wouldn't be an audible alarm - more it'd be a warning on boot up if the case had been opened. It's commonly used in office environments or in industrial servers where if someone's tampered with the insides of your machine without you knowing about it, you don't want the thing booting up until you've found out exactly what's going on!
It may have been connected originally and disabled in the BIOS, or it may not have been connected at all. Either way, it's a feature that most home users can safely ignore and leave unplugged!
That makes sense...since I connected it would it matter?
thanks once again!
Also, I forgot to add does it matter where I plug in these Sata cables into the motherboard?? Where would the HD SATA cable go? The Purple or yellow slots :S.... ...I'm pretty lost on this...and for some reason the front LED's are not working : /... I have four SATA cables fyi.... 2 from CD drives....one from the top of the tower's accessory jack and the HD of course.