SSD Led Activity Won't Flash?

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  1. ExoriaX

    ExoriaX Master Guru

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    [SOLVED] SSD Led Activity Won't Flash?

    Hello, I was excited to get SSD (Kingston HyperX 120GB). I am amazed at how fast it is. After few days and I just realized that the HD led activity on my case doesn't flash anymore but it did on my old Sata HD before I installed my SSD. It doesn't seem to be working on SSD?

    SSD > Sata 3 Port 0
    HD > Sata 2 Port 2
    DVD > Sata 2 Port 4

    I am thinking the following possibility:

    Front panel's connector doesn't support SSD?
    Motherboard's BIOS doesn't support it?

    Thanks in advance!
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013
  2. Mufflore

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    Make sure it works.
     
  3. ground_zero298

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    Does the activity light flash on the mobo?
     
  4. ExoriaX

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    I have no led on my mobo at all.
     

  5. Mufflore

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    If they are single leads (2 wires per lead), you may have plugged them in back to front.
    LEDs arent like lightbulbs, they require electricity to flow in one direction only, otherwise they wont light.
     
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    I am not sure about this. I have hdd led 2 wires (in one) plugged into hdd on mobo. Color is black and white.
     
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  7. Mufflore

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    Turn the connector 180 degrees.
     
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    Thanks! That worked! :)
     
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    Yeah, I was just going to say to check your polarity but Mufflore already got it. Glad you got it sorted.
     

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