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I Can't Even Get to BIOS (or can my new rig be saved?)

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#1 notoriouseddie


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 01:07 PM

So here's the story of my self-computer repair gone really, really wrong and costly.


Back in September, my Acer computer basically gave out and all I did was upgrade the hard drive. I figured it wasn't worth it trying to get it fixed and instead just get a new one from scratch. Over the next month, I got a new computer case, a new motherboard, a processor to go with that motherboard, and a new power supply. Hooked everything up and.... nothing. Fans turn on, but it doesn't get to POST (no beep codes or anything). I took every precaution possible in putting it together, double and triple checking everything. 

So here's my new rig.

-ASRock FM2A58M-HD+ motherboard
-AMD A6-7400K Dual-Core 3.5 GHz Socket FM2+ Desktop Processor Radeon R5 Series (AD740KYBJABOX) 
-4GB DDR3 RAM stick
-Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case with USB 2.0 Cases RANGER-M Black

Also I have a Seagate 500GB HD (and a WD 1TB HD as backup in case I have to start over). Any help would be much appreciated. I'm also hoping I didn't nuke the motherboard or anything else by accident.


So on a scale of 1 to very screwed, how screwed am I? Is my computer salvageable? Is it gonna run me a couple thousand I don't have to fix it? 

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#2 mjd420nova


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 10:38 AM

I like to start new builds by assembly outside the case first and a close inspection of the MOBO manual to determine the exact placement of the standoffs and which need to be grounded.  50% of client build units have been intermittent or just won't start when even a 1/4 inch difference in the standoff can fault power supplies and even damage a MOBO.    Start with a known good PS and then the MOBO, Need post first, then display BIOS and then CPU/MOBO  BIOS.  I like to have the monitor on before the system.

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