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#1 Amulon

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:45 PM

So I built my own computer. Here are some of the specs:

 

MotherBoard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872

Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202004

Power - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

 

 

Everything seems to be working fine. But when I plug it into the monitor nothing comes up. I have tried it on 2 different monitors and with different cables and it still isn't working. I thought it might be the graphics card but I tried a graphics card that I knew worked and it still didn't come up. 

 

I am thinking it is a hardware issue with the motherboard. There probably isn't much that you guys can do without actually testing each of the hardware individually. But I am hoping that there might be something that you guys suggest. Tomorrow I am going to see if I can test more of the hardware but if I can't get it to work I will probably just send the motherboard back.

 

Thanks!

 



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

IME (which is shallow)...lack of any indication of life calls for going back to the drawing board of initial assembly.  Most likely area of mistake (IMO) is connection of Control Panel on motherboard to case, IME.

 

I'm wondering what you mean by "everything seems to be working fine"...how did you arrive at that conclusion?  What is working?  Do you get a post beep?

 

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:01 PM

Sorry for not expounding on 'Everything seems to be working fine.' So everything is connected into power, all the fans turn on and the lights turn on. I mean, there still could be a issue between the motherboard and power even if the motherboard lights turn on. So it sounds like you also think that it is probably a motherboard issue. In a few hours I will test the computer parts on a friends computer to see if I can narrow it down to exactly what could be causing the issue. But what I am hearing from basically everyone I talk to, is that the motherboard is what is probably causing the issues.

 

I did not hear any post beeps from the computer

 

Thanks for the reply Louis!



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

Reference:  http://support.asus.com/Troubleshooting/detail.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=1&m=M5A97%20LE%20R2.0&s=24&hashedid=n/a&os=&no=978

 

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:19 PM

You are awesome. Thank you so much!


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:39 PM

:thumbup2: , let us know how it goes :).

 

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:47 PM

I agree with hamluis, check that all your connections are correct and securely connected. Sometimes polarity matters, I've had a few boards before that would not power on if I plugged in my power switch in reverse polarity (negative side connected to positive terminal). It's rare, but you never know for certain. Also check any onboard jumpers, specifically the ones for USB headers. I've had a few boards (ASRock in particular) that wouldn't power on or boot unless the USB headers were jumpered for +5Vsb instead of the standard +5v.

 

If there is still no beep at all the motherboard is damaged or faulty. Could have simply been a bad one from the bunch or any other random cause for failure. I've got the same problem with the following board:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131382

 

Sent mine in on RMA with 1 month of warranty remaining. Sadly they refused to repair/replace mine for me and voided the warranty. After many countless hours of inspection myself, I found that it appears 2 very tiny surface mount capacitors had been broken off the rear side of the board. In which case, that is most likely my fault.. I probably bumped them against one of the standoffs on the motherboard tray of my case while putting the board in. It will still receive power, standby LED lights up and fans will spin up. But I get no beeps and no POST at all. Just have to be careful since they don't think about that being a problem when they design the boards.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:22 PM

Thanks for posting RoutaSielu! 

 

I took everything apart and put it all back in and triple checked that everything was snug. I also checked the processor to make sure all the teeth/prongs were not bent and they all checked out. So since I bought it like a week ago they are accepting it back so I just RMAed it. Hopefully when it comes back it all works out. If not then something else in my computer is broken haha. 

 

Thanks for all the help!



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

Hope it works out well for you :)

 

As a side note, I was actually considering buying that same motherboard. Giving consideration to a couple others though.






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