No power to CD-Rom with hard-drive connected

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So,  Everything was working swimmingly on my HP Pavillion laptop until
I get the message "operating system not found".   I've never installed
or changed any hardware on the system.

After trying everything I could think of, I tried to boot from DVD-Rom.
No success at all.

Oddly enough, it seemed there was no power to the DVD-Rom drive.  When
remove the harddrive, the DVD-ROM boots up fine, but with the harddrive
installed, the DVD-ROM does not spin at all (no power)

This is repeatable.  Any ideas?

Re: No power to CD-Rom with hard-drive connected

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That's bizarre, are you (sure you are) using the correct power supply
for that machine?  Maybe the hard drive is broken, drawing too much
power, and killing the power supply...

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