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November 18, 2013 10:33:01 AM

My PC won't boot after it fell on its side after being held up to install my gpu. It worked before for about a week without the gpu. I have since removed the gpu and it still isn't working. I have done the paperclip test, and my PSU is working. Also, there are no POST beeps on startup, presumably because I press the power button and nothing happens. I have also checked that the front panel connectors are in properly. I don't have a separate PC to test parts either. My motherboard has a small green light on/off when the power is switched on and off but I don't know of the problem. No fans are spinning either.

My specs are:

CPU - AMD FX 6300 w/ stock cooler
GPU - Gigabyte GTX 660
MOTHERBOARD - ASUS M5A78L-M LE
PSU - 500W
RAM - 1x4gb 1333MHz
250gb Western Digital Caviar Blue HDD
Windows 8.1
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November 18, 2013 10:37:18 AM

check there isnt any part of the case that is metal and touching the back of your board or that your board isnt scratched on the back. if its scratched it could be fatal and if something metal is touching it it could be shorting out the board
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November 18, 2013 10:38:43 AM

Check that ALL the connections are secure. I'd guess that something has come disconnected.
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November 18, 2013 10:45:07 AM

USAFRet said:
Check that ALL the connections are secure. I'd guess that something has come disconnected.


Everything from the PSU and front panel is connected. Also SATA is connected from ODD and HDD
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November 18, 2013 10:46:12 AM

Danzas4321 said:
check there isnt any part of the case that is metal and touching the back of your board or that your board isnt scratched on the back. if its scratched it could be fatal and if something metal is touching it it could be shorting out the board


But there is still a green light on when there is power, and I installed the standoffs correctly.
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November 18, 2013 10:49:17 AM

Also, if there was, say a lost screw touching the mobo would it still work. I have insurance on some of the parts btw (mobo, case, psu, cpu)
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November 18, 2013 11:07:45 AM

iPlayPC said:
USAFRet said:
Check that ALL the connections are secure. I'd guess that something has come disconnected.


Everything from the PSU and front panel is connected. Also SATA is connected from ODD and HDD


I understand that they look like they are still connected.
But I'd suggest unplugging each one, and then reconnecting.

It may 'look' connected, but a 0.5mm gap would be enough.
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November 18, 2013 11:11:36 AM

USAFRet said:
iPlayPC said:
USAFRet said:
Check that ALL the connections are secure. I'd guess that something has come disconnected.


Everything from the PSU and front panel is connected. Also SATA is connected from ODD and HDD


I understand that they look like they are still connected.
But I'd suggest unplugging each one, and then reconnecting.

It may 'look' connected, but a 0.5mm gap would be enough.


OK, I'll get back to you if it still doesn't work.

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November 18, 2013 11:23:05 AM

iPlayPC said:
USAFRet said:
iPlayPC said:
USAFRet said:
Check that ALL the connections are secure. I'd guess that something has come disconnected.


Everything from the PSU and front panel is connected. Also SATA is connected from ODD and HDD


I understand that they look like they are still connected.
But I'd suggest unplugging each one, and then reconnecting.

It may 'look' connected, but a 0.5mm gap would be enough.


OK, I'll get back to you if it still doesn't work.



If it doesn't work after that, then something is likely 'broken'.
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November 18, 2013 11:32:23 AM

hi there i'm from indonesia...
this is the solution from me...sory for my bad english
firstoffall unplug everthing from motherboard, ram, vga, proc, and put it out from the case, try to power on, without everything plugin.
only 4pin 12v and 24 pin atx..if it power on ok, then u can plugin from proc, then try it power on, if there is a beep 3 times it's normalt coz there no ram plug in..then u can plugin everything and try power on again.
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November 18, 2013 11:42:16 AM

USAFRet said:
iPlayPC said:
USAFRet said:
Check that ALL the connections are secure. I'd guess that something has come disconnected.


Everything from the PSU and front panel is connected. Also SATA is connected from ODD and HDD


I understand that they look like they are still connected.
But I'd suggest unplugging each one, and then reconnecting.

It may 'look' connected, but a 0.5mm gap would be enough.


USAFRet said:
iPlayPC said:
USAFRet said:
iPlayPC said:
USAFRet said:
Check that ALL the connections are secure. I'd guess that something has come disconnected.


Everything from the PSU and front panel is connected. Also SATA is connected from ODD and HDD


I understand that they look like they are still connected.
But I'd suggest unplugging each one, and then reconnecting.

It may 'look' connected, but a 0.5mm gap would be enough.


OK, I'll get back to you if it still doesn't work.



If it doesn't work after that, then something is likely 'broken'.


I think something is :/ 

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November 18, 2013 11:54:19 AM

USAFRet said:
Check that ALL the connections are secure. I'd guess that something has come disconnected.


After all this, should I just replace my motherboard, because that seems to be the main problem?

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November 18, 2013 12:27:01 PM

iPlayPC said:
USAFRet said:
Check that ALL the connections are secure. I'd guess that something has come disconnected.


After all this, should I just replace my motherboard, because that seems to be the main problem?



See my sig to the right. Only replace the motherboard if that is the actual problem.
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