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October 7, 2013 12:49:33 AM

I recently got a new Z87-G43 board with an i5-4430 with 16gb DDR3 to swap out my older motherboard with. I seated the CPU into the board and then stuck the heat sink on, making a mistake of connecting the CPU fan to the Sysfan1. I was short 3 screws installing the board into my 2004 Antec ATX Sonata (case http://techreport.com/review/6247/antec-sonata-atx-case ) and proceeded to plugging the front panel into the board. I encountered an issue with the power LED connection since the case had a 3 long connector while the board had two pins. Since the middle connection had no wire a friend of mine told me it was fine to cut the middle connection to be able to sit the two outer connections next to each other.

Connection with wire= 1
Connection without= 0

Originally looked like; 1 0 1
After cutting middle out; 1 1

I was able to make every pin and connection work and proceeded to putting the PSU cable on the board. What I made the mistake of doing was sticking a connection to a CPU fan. ( Call me stupid all you want ) after connecting everything else correctly I tried to boot up. Nothing happened. I noticed the mistake, fixed it, and the board still doesn't start. My question is, is the board fried? Or am did I make another mistake somewhere? There are no lights I can see on the board and my PSU most likely doesn't have a indicator to show its powered (at least to my knowledge). I have been worried I fried my board and if so, will MSI replace it? Any words of advice, fixes, further questions, or explanations would be greatly appreciated!!

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a c 558 V Motherboard
October 7, 2013 3:54:35 AM

Try taking the board outside the case (I know...) and starting it with only CPU and CPU fan installed. See if the CPU fan is spinning when starting the board.
Make sure that both 24 and 8 pin power cables are properly connected.
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October 7, 2013 8:52:13 AM

alexoiu said:
Try taking the board outside the case (I know...) and starting it with only CPU and CPU fan installed. See if the CPU fan is spinning when starting the board.
Make sure that both 24 and 8 pin power cables are properly connected.


How would I start the board without the button? I've never had to start it outside the case.
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a c 558 V Motherboard
October 7, 2013 9:33:31 AM

By using a screwdriver and shorting the 2 pins from the motherboard where the wires from the power button get connected - when pressing the button you actually short the 2 pins.
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October 7, 2013 10:00:17 AM

alexoiu said:
By using a screwdriver and shorting the 2 pins from the motherboard where the wires from the power button get connected - when pressing the button you actually short the 2 pins.


Hmm well that powered it on!! Stuck back in the case and now everything seems to be functioning! Thank you!
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a c 558 V Motherboard
October 7, 2013 10:07:49 AM

You're welcome.
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