PC Won't start up after assembling it

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Scarey Lizzard, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. Scarey Lizzard

    Scarey Lizzard Master Guru

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    Ok, I have a feeling I didn't connect all the cables from the PSU correctly, but so far I only have 2 cables going directly to the mobo:

    The 24-Pin and the 4-pin one.

    I'm sure I connected the front panel to the mobo properly, I haven't connected the Audio/USB things though, could that be the problem?

    The CPU's fan is hooked into a 3 pin part, I conected the 1394 connection, and 1 out of the two USB Front Panel cables.

    When I plug my computer in and flip the PSU switch, an orange light shows beneath my video card, but when I try to hit the power button on the front, nothing happens?

    Stupid question: Was there a cable from the PSU I was supposed to hook up to the front panel or something?

    If you need me to clarify something, just ask.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MrKilla5

    MrKilla5 Member Guru

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    Disconnect the 1394 connections.
     
  3. Scarey Lizzard

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    All right, nothing happens still.
     
  4. MrKilla5

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    Disconnect everything but the power into the motherboard and the switch to turn it on.
     

  5. Scarey Lizzard

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    I can still leave my CPU and fan hooked up, right? Just take every cable except the 24 and 4 pin ones?

    And probably take my video card out too, right?
     
  6. MrKilla5

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    Yes, is it just not booting up or is nothing happening like there is no power?
     
  7. Scarey Lizzard

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    Well once I turn on my PSU's switch, a little orange light comes up under my card. But nothing happens when the Power Switch on the front panel is pressed.

    I'm going to try what you said now.
     
  8. Wolverine69r

    Wolverine69r Guest

    maybe the power switch is the wrong way? i doubt it though
     
  9. Jagman

    Jagman Ancient Guru

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    Re-check the position of the power switch cable with the motherboard manual?
     
  10. MrCompillitrate

    MrCompillitrate Maha Guru

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    id say ur motherboards fried...same thing happened to me when i got a Chaintech SPT800 connect the 24pin and 4 pin power plugs LAST and make sure everything is plugged in and has a secure connection with the mobo, psu. then plug in the 24 and 4 pin plugs and try starting it...another problem could be that your PSU isnt getting/giving enough power. Are your fans working? if u have an extra comp lying around u could take the PSU from it and hook it up to ur computer and see if it works. oh yeah is ur motherboard beeping like a b*tch?
    cause, i think, if it does ur mobo IS fried...not COMPLETELY sure but.
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2006

  11. tiburontito

    tiburontito Member Guru

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    he

    how many watts you psu have? .my computer have same problem whit my x800gto it was power supply ,now i change to 500 power supply:bolt:
     
  12. Lethal Abz

    Lethal Abz Maha Guru

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    short the moterboard pins that determine HDD activity etc, with a screw driver to see if it starts up. maybe u dint even put the connector pins on properly!
     
  13. Scarey Lizzard

    Scarey Lizzard Master Guru

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    You were all wrong actually, I went to my friend's house and his dad has a bunch of electrical monitoring stuff. The power button does not work, the wires are defective. I'm using the reset button instead now.

    Thanks though. Everything's fine so far.
     
  14. alante

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    ...lol the things got real funny in the end :),...do you have a NoName Case or PSU,...and wich is it,...to go around it in the future,...;)
     
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  15. Scarey Lizzard

    Scarey Lizzard Master Guru

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    Antec Sonata II case, comes with a 450 SmartPower PSU.

    Excellent so far, except for the dud wire.

    Cooling isn't as bad as you all said it would be too.

    You all make me worry too much :D
     

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