Why the computer isnt working?


I was trying to install an old TDK CD Burner from my older computer to my new Gateway computer. After hooking it up I turned on the power to the computer and nothing happened. The green light on the front of my computer lit up and the light on my Intel motherboard lit up; however, the fan inside my computer did not come on, and nothing was going through to my monitor. I know the power was going through to my motherboard, but I do not know if it went into the fan. There was also no sound coming from my computer to indicate to me that it was on. When I pushed in the power button to turn the power to the computer off, the green light did not go out and power continued to enter into the computer until I finally had to unplug the power cord from the back of my computer to turn it off. Could I have unplugged a wire inside the fan or put the wrong plugs in my CD Burner causing a problem in my computer? Is there something I may have done to my motherboard or could plugging in the older TDK burner to my new computer have caused a problem?

Thank you for your time,

Carter Hulcher

Orlando, FL


This question was answered on February 28, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You just need to replace your power supply

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Posted by linda of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 28, 2003