Happy New Year!
I bought a bundled DIY machine from NewEgg. Everything went together pretty well. I also connected the cable to the drives and to the chassis fan. When I applied power, the green LED on the board illuminated. However, when I hit the power button on the front of the case it didn't do anything. No beep, no CPU fan. Operating system not yet installed.
I tried putting another power supply and had the same symptoms. The power supply has a 24 pin connector and a 4 pin connector. To rule out the power switch, I also pulled the switch wires off the board and jumpered the pins. I called ASUS tech support and the only thing he could suggest was to bench test it. No help there.
So I called NewEgg and they are sending out a replacement mother board. As I was dissembling it, it occurred that maybe the CPU is bad. I don't know. How would I know?
I seem to be drifting along without a paddle, so here are the questions?
1. Anyone know how I may have installed the components incorrectly?
2. Is it likely the mother board, CPU, or ????
3. Any other pearls of wisdom?
ASUS A78M-E FM2+ AMD A78 (Bolton D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
LG optical drive