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November 23, 2013 8:40:14 AM

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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a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2013 8:58:06 AM

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
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November 23, 2013 9:18:51 AM

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?
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a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2013 9:27:23 AM

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
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November 23, 2013 9:30:04 AM

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?
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a b V Motherboard
November 23, 2013 9:31:07 AM

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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November 23, 2013 11:09:54 AM

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
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a c 86 V Motherboard
November 23, 2013 6:19:20 PM

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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