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On my other computer i switched my harddrive (master)and when i turn it on no power gets to the drive but when i remove the ribbon (not the power supply) the harddrive starts. The computer screen says "no signal dectected" then goes into standby. When it is like this i try to open my cd rom drive and it doesnt open but when i remove the ribbon and open it, it opens. Could the ribbons be stopping the power? Could my motherboard have a problem recieving from them and not supply power?

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When you say "switched the drive" do you mean you switched its position in the computer or switched it with a new/different drive? If you switched its position in the computer, is it still attached to an 80 pin ribbon as opposed to a 40?
 

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Ok what i did was i had 2 harddrives in my comp and one was useless (slave) so i took it out and at first it didnt work so i put it back in the way it was and it still didnt work so i just used the master in and used all the ribbons and they all did the same, didnt let the harddrive get power untill i took the ribbon out.
 

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Try a new ribbon? You may have messed up a connector aimlessly jockying cables around.
 

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Its about a year and a half old, I used a ribbon from this computer and it didnt effect anything, and the harddrives pins are fine
 

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Try it with a new cable on the other IDE channel. It may be a bad connector on the board or partially damaged IDE controller.
 
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