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JUST BUILT A PC AND WONT START!


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#1 papidropinboxers

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:54 PM

the motherboard led light is on but when i press the power button it wont start up i dont understand what could be the problem
please! someone help me i just built it today and alredy i have a problem !

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:16 AM

Did you connect the case's power button to the motherboard properly? Which motherboard are you using?

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:37 AM

To give you as much help as possible please post a list of the parts you used for the build.

It's a little easier to try to figure out the promblem when we know what you're working with.

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Edited by fairjoeblue, 01 March 2009 - 03:38 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:11 PM

FWIW: A checklist of sorts, No POST - No Video - http://support.gateway.com/s/Checklists/BP...007050376.shtml

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 03:52 PM

I would take the motherboard out of the case. Put it on a cardboard box. From there put the processor in with the heatsink on (don't forget thermal paste!). Then put one stick of ram in, and connect the video card if your motherboard doesn't have integrated graphics. Now, make all your connections, except from your computer case to the motherboard, and don't forget the 20(or 24) pin motherboard power connector, and the 4-pin CPU connector. Now, turn on your power supply, and to start the computer, touch the two motherboard pins that you would connect the cord from your case to to turn the computer on with a screwdriver. This should start the computer, unless there is something wrong with the connections or a faulty piece of hardware.
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