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November 29, 2013 7:48:48 AM

Hello,

I put back together my computer and now i cant turn it on. I plugged the power cable into the power supply and motherboard light comes on along with the light for the power switch (like it is already getting power or something). I tried to short out the power pins with a piece of metal and nothing. What am i doing wrong?

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a c 98 V Motherboard
November 29, 2013 7:52:26 AM

Did you plug in the 24 pin and EATX connectors? Do you put the power switch and reset on the correct headers? Is your cpu fan plugged in?
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a c 83 V Motherboard
November 29, 2013 8:01:09 AM

did you plug in all the connectors like before? the small power adapter next to the cpu is usually missed (4 pins)
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November 29, 2013 8:11:33 AM

I plugged in the 24 pin, the 4 pin, and the 6 pin into the graphics card. All fans are plugged in too. The case front panel cables are plugged in correctly because the wires for it are in a harness. To note, the computer was on before i replaced the power supply and put the graphics card in.
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a c 83 V Motherboard
November 29, 2013 8:16:47 AM

try to press and hold the reset button or reset your bios settings via the jumper
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November 29, 2013 8:23:22 AM

There is no reset button on this case, its just a dell vostro 200. How do i reset the bios via the jumper??
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a c 83 V Motherboard
November 29, 2013 8:26:54 AM

next to the battery there should be a jumper on 2 pins and another one empty, take it out of the 2, move it one step to the empty one, wait 5 seconds, move it back

http://www.wikihow.com/Reset-Your-BIOS
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November 29, 2013 8:35:20 AM

I tried to reset via the jumper with no success. but i just feel like i have something plugged in wrong somehow. But i am pretty sure i dont. could it be a bad power supply??
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a c 83 V Motherboard
November 29, 2013 9:09:42 AM

try to hook up the old one to get that out of the way

if you feel something is plugged wrong you just need to take them all apart, chill for a few minutes and reassemble it all
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November 29, 2013 1:39:55 PM

Looks like I'm sending back a power supply lol, thanks a lot im glad it was nothing big :) 
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