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I replaced the power supply in my PC with a Echostar 680 Watt model,
thinking this would give me enough to support the various devices in
the computer. The problem I'm having is that as soon as I install the
power to the secondary EIDE controlled devices, the Primary controller
devices dissapear.

The PC had been running with al its devices for two years, before the
Power Supply died.

Has anyone run into this problem before? Any suggestions as to what may
be the cause of the pproblem?

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Unfortunately your new PSU appears to be a fairly cheap brand, and as such
probably doesn't deliver anything like the rated power. With PSUs it's not
just fancy wattage figures, but amperage, build quality etc.
See if you PC will boot up with fewer devices connected. If it does, its
likely that your PSU is under powered.


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Thanks for the reply. That's what I suspected.  I guess the write up on
it was not quite up to what it delivers.
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If you disconnect the IDE cable from the secondary devices but leave
the power cable connected, do you still see the same behaviour?

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Sounds like you may have been using an inexpensive PSU before, and when it
failed it fried some of your motherboard's components.


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