Hi I have a seagate on a 2.5 to ide converter , One of the 5v came out of the molex and must have shorted .
Now when drive is plugged in it will kill the psu like there is some sort of short move from 100 gig to a 1.3 gig harddrive now not very happy I recommend checking these things out carefully, any one know if this can be repaired, It realy hacks me off . But what can I do
Hi - I'm not following the last part of your post, but you said when connected the PSU shuts down? Here are the steps I would try.
1. Remove the IDE cable and power connector from the adapter and make sure your system boots up fine.
2. Next, connect the IDE and power connector to the adapter, leaving the HDD disconnected. If the PSU fails, try removing one of the cables first then the other to isolate. Also try with a different IDE cable.
3. If above is good, disconnect the power connector from the adapter, and leaving the IDE cable connected, carefully attach the HDD and turn on your system. That will help isolate if there is a short.
4. If that still works fine. Reconnect the PSU and see if it fires up, if it doesn't, sounds like something is shorted on the board.
If that is the case, you may get lucky and see a visible component burnt, and with some research and luck, you might be able to repair the board. What model is the HDD? I might have some time to look into this for you a bit more. I do data recovery/hdd repair part time, so have a lot of reference material. BTW is the drive still under warranty? If it is, send it back for an RMA.