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Computer Isn't Starting Up when just Built

I just built my computer and plugged in everything into the motherboard, optical drive, hard drive, etc and plugged it into a power strip. I try pressing the power button on my case and it's not starting up. Help Please!
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    Did you connect the front panel connectors?

    To do a start up without the power button on the case look for the +PW- switch on the motherboard usually located at the bottom and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin to start the computer up manually
  2. NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Did you connect the front panel connectors?

    To do a start up without the power button on the case look for the +PW- switch on the motherboard usually located at the bottom and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin to start the computer up manually


    I connected the front panel connectors in the proper places.. What should I do?
  3. Roger Narq said:
    NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Did you connect the front panel connectors?

    To do a start up without the power button on the case look for the +PW- switch on the motherboard usually located at the bottom and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin to start the computer up manually


    I connected the front panel connectors in the proper places.. What should I do?


    Take the front panel +PW- cable out of the motherboard and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin
  4. NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Roger Narq said:
    NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Did you connect the front panel connectors?

    To do a start up without the power button on the case look for the +PW- switch on the motherboard usually located at the bottom and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin to start the computer up manually


    I connected the front panel connectors in the proper places.. What should I do?


    Take the front panel +PW- cable out of the motherboard and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin


    So do I just push one of the connectors or both? Or am I supposed or just push down the one that is single and doesn't have 2 pins?
  5. Roger Narq said:
    NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Roger Narq said:
    NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Did you connect the front panel connectors?

    To do a start up without the power button on the case look for the +PW- switch on the motherboard usually located at the bottom and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin to start the computer up manually


    I connected the front panel connectors in the proper places.. What should I do?


    Take the front panel +PW- cable out of the motherboard and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin


    So do I just push one of the connectors or both? Or am I supposed or just push down the one that is single and doesn't have 2 pins?


    Push down both and see if the computer boots up, it should boot up if everything is done correctly :)
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  7. NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Roger Narq said:
    NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Roger Narq said:
    NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Did you connect the front panel connectors?

    To do a start up without the power button on the case look for the +PW- switch on the motherboard usually located at the bottom and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin to start the computer up manually


    I connected the front panel connectors in the proper places.. What should I do?


    Take the front panel +PW- cable out of the motherboard and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin


    So do I just push one of the connectors or both? Or am I supposed or just push down the one that is single and doesn't have 2 pins?


    Push down both and see if the computer boots up, it should boot up if everything is done correctly :)



    Maybe I put the RAM in the wrong spots. Here's the pic in the manual

    http://imgur.com/8zxWfbu
  8. Roger Narq said:
    NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Roger Narq said:
    NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Roger Narq said:
    NerdyComputerGuy said:
    Did you connect the front panel connectors?

    To do a start up without the power button on the case look for the +PW- switch on the motherboard usually located at the bottom and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin to start the computer up manually


    I connected the front panel connectors in the proper places.. What should I do?


    Take the front panel +PW- cable out of the motherboard and then use a screwdriver to push down on the silver pin


    So do I just push one of the connectors or both? Or am I supposed or just push down the one that is single and doesn't have 2 pins?


    Push down both and see if the computer boots up, it should boot up if everything is done correctly :)



    Maybe I put the RAM in the wrong spots. Here's the pic in the manual

    http://imgur.com/8zxWfbu


    Yes, the RAM should be in slots 2 & 4 if you have two sticks of RAM according to the manual.
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