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    Hard Drive or more?

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by lindaatmms on 03-Nov-08 14:43. )</P>I was given a computer tower without a hard drive to experiment with. The question I have is--should the powers supply bring up anything?? Things being like the disk drive and or cooling fans? No monitor to connect. Am thinking that the mobo (FiE FR33E-I think) and or the power supply might also be faulty.
    Any input will be helpful here. Don't really NEED to get running--just want to know if it is possible!!
    Thanks in advance!!

    Forgot to add that the tower is a home made unit!!!
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    Re: Hard Drive or more?

    In short, yes, fans should turn on. Is there a fan ON your power supply? Does that turn on?
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    Re: Hard Drive or more?

    Guess you just answered the question!!!!!! Get no sound out of anything.
    The power supply (CODEGEN Switching Model #200X1) does have an intake fan. Appears to have a fan on heat sink and one added as an intake on the rear of the tower.
    Looks like I will just be using this as a tool for my education in how this stuff works!! lol

    Thanks for info. Much appreciated. <img src=/S/cooked.gif border=0 alt=cooked width=50 height=46>
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    Re: Hard Drive or more?

    Well, power supplies and hard drives aren't very expensive, perhaps you could get working ones and use the entire setup as a training aid? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Hard Drive or more?

    Thanks for your help!!
    Since I have only myself to teach and too much more modern equipment about the house, I will probably just root about in there some more and then get rid of it.
    It was just a stop on the way to recycler anyway!! <img src=/S/toilet.gif border=0 alt=toilet width=24 height=26>
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