I just finished building my first pc. After plugging it in and hitting the power supply switch, absolutely nothings happens, no lights anywhere, power button does nothing, nothing happens. Im guessing I made some rookie mistake somewhere. What is the first thing I should be checking here? I am thinking maybe the wiring is incorrect but can't figure it out. I'd like to know what I should be checking for first before I start posting specifics.
believe me i have been staring at the manuals for a while now haha.
this is what my motherboard manual has labeled according the picture you posted, it appears all the same
1 = HDLED+
3 = HDLED-
2 = PLED+
4 = PLED-
5 = GND
7 = REST#
6 = PWRBTN#
8 = GND
9 = DUMMY
my wires are all black so I can't tell positive/negative from that. On the back of the HDLED, REST#, and PWRBTN#, there is a triangle behind one of the wires. I read that this is the positive one online somewhere and have oriented so this wire is on the PWRBTN# and REST# pins.
did the paperclip test, psu fan spins up and keeps going. psu seems good. How can i test my motherboard? Like I said in the edit to the first post, this could have been DOA as the shipping box was mangled, psu box was stacked on top of motherboard box, and the mother board box had taken a bit of damage so its possible maybe the motherboard took some damage as well.