[quote=randomystique1;2016902]i just set up a new rig recently, and while having an array of problems at hand… one of it was that my LG h20n IDE drive died on me. i tried to power it up but to no avail. (tried different molex cables ) however, it could detect the drive in bios. any idea is it really dead or not? tried powering up without the ide cable but doesn’t work too, so it’s not that the bus is busy.
P/S : i ejected the drive using the needle to push the gear, to take out my dvd. but after i pushed it back, and shook the drive a little, it seems that there’s something loose going on, is it normal?[/quote]
If it is recognised in the Device Manager and the Bios, and you have no power to Eject or no green light, the drive may very well be dead. Nowadays Odds are very cheap, you might just want to look into another, but first try this one in another computer, you might just be surprised;)