I carefully made sure that everything i ordered would fit, work, and assemble with everything else i was ordering except for the case and the new power supply. The motherboard was a Micro ATX board, and the case was a regular ATX case, and the power supply was a ATX power supply . I read many topics and forms saying that the micro ATX wouldn't be a problem, with putting it into a ATX case. So when my equipment arrived from newegg.com i put it all together. I MADE SURE EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. I assembled everything on a table, and laying the motherboard on the anti-static case it came in, to make sure that static wouldn't mess up the parts. I also used a non-magnetic screw driver . When i put everything together and turned it on, the SAME EXACT THING happened to the new computer, that happened to my bros computer. The power came on for about 2 seconds and then stopped. I was so mad. Does anyone know what could be wrong? It can't be any of the new parts because its all new, even the power supply which didn't come with the case, Cost about $40. The only other thing i can think of that might be causing this problem is the way i mounted the motherboard. I put Screwnut Standoff's into my case, and then put the motherboard on those, and then put just regular screws that came with my case into the motherboard, which went into the Screwnut Standoff's. I didn't use any kind of washers, or plastic spacers of the sort. Just Screwnut Standoffs and Screws. Maby i did something wrong there. Thanks. Can anyone help me. I would be very thankful. Thanks!!!!
(moderator edit: moved to more appropriate forum. jgweed)
Edited by jgweed, 29 December 2005 - 08:43 PM.