Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:17 PM
Not really a good project, unless you have an identical system, with all the parts you need, within reach. BTX form factor, DDR2 memory etc.
Test power supply- unplug main connector from board, short green to any ground, measure voltage from yellow to any ground, should be near 12V. Those chassis also had issue with the actual power switch. You can unplug it from the motherboard and short the pins together to see if the PSU starts (after you plug the PSU connectors back in to the mobo).
Humble advice, unless you have the parts (RAM/HD/PSU/FAN) available, it just isn't worth putting any money into.
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