Anyone who saw my previous topic knows that I'm setting up a PC to eventually build. However, before I jump into the fire, I thought I would try and see how it's done by taking apart my aging eMachine... well, mostly I was just bored. Nonetheless, I took the PC apart (components only), analyzed the components' architecture, and the put everything back together (I double-checked). However, when I tried to turn it on, the CPU fan ran for about two seconds, and then it stopped. Nothing else even started. I tried pushing the button again, and this time the CPU fan didn't even respond. I've checked the power cables to the components, the fans, everything and they're all hooked up. I know that the outlet that I use is getting juice because I plugged my monitor in the same spot, and it powered up. All the cables are positioned the way they were before the dissection. What the heck could be wrong with this thing? Any assistance would be helpful.
(P.S.: Also, I sorta broke the arm of the CMOS battery holder when I tried to remove the CMOS battery. Obviously, trying to glue it back together would be ill-advised. Will I have to get a motherboard replacement as well?)
Edited by mikerox, 18 August 2008 - 10:12 AM.