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Relocating an HDD caused a malfunction?

Jakers038
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I'm not sure how my case classifies, I suppose mid tower, it is long 45cm, tall 40cm and wide about 16.5cm. From the gpu slot at the end, to the metal HDD holder thing it's around 28cm and I want to get a 470 that is 24.2cm long, so it should fit.

 

However, my HDD occupies exactly that hdd slot where the GPU is supposed to be located, so there's only 24cm available for the card, so no space, count in the connectors for hdd and it's even less, so I have to put my HDD a slot up or a few down, but last time I've tried doing that (I think I've put it a slot above), the computer didn't start, at all. I tried connecting the hdd a few times, but nothing. Then I returned it to the original hdd slot and it started working again with no issues.

 

My PSU is not the best, but it's far from being on it's full capacity, at the time I am not sure if I even had a GPU or used a integrated one, and even if it was a GPU, it was a ultra low end one that uses only 45W TDP, I overclocked it, I did heavy work with the CPU, done stress tests, rendered 1080p videos, copied huge amounts of data and the PSU hasn't ever given up on me.

 

So, what could have been the problem, weird tension on the HDD cables when the HDD is located in the upped HDD slot? I'm going to try to put in the lower HDD slots (there's like 5 of them or something), so I hope that that will work, but I don't want to screw something up.

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28 minutes ago, Jakers038 said:

I'm not sure how my case classifies, I suppose mid tower, it is long 45cm, tall 40cm and wide about 16.5cm. From the gpu slot at the end, to the metal HDD holder thing it's around 28cm and I want to get a 470 that is 24.2cm long, so it should fit.

 

However, my HDD occupies exactly that hdd slot where the GPU is supposed to be located, so there's only 24cm available for the card, so no space, count in the connectors for hdd and it's even less, so I have to put my HDD a slot up or a few down, but last time I've tried doing that (I think I've put it a slot above), the computer didn't start, at all. I tried connecting the hdd a few times, but nothing. Then I returned it to the original hdd slot and it started working again with no issues.

 

My PSU is not the best, but it's far from being on it's full capacity, at the time I am not sure if I even had a GPU or used a integrated one, and even if it was a GPU, it was a ultra low end one that uses only 45W TDP, I overclocked it, I did heavy work with the CPU, done stress tests, rendered 1080p videos, copied huge amounts of data and the PSU hasn't ever given up on me.

 

So, what could have been the problem, weird tension on the HDD cables when the HDD is located in the upped HDD slot? I'm going to try to put in the lower HDD slots (there's like 5 of them or something), so I hope that that will work, but I don't want to screw something up.

Either your cables came loose, you didn't connect it back properly, or the SATA port is finniky is all I could guess.  Nothing else could cause the issue you are describing, to my knowledge

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