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New PC won't display POST or beep but optical drive works just fine

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April 5, 2014 2:25:13 PM

I just got done putting my computer together (first time trying to assemble a desktop) and when I turn it on I don't get a POST screen. It also doesn't beep but the CD tray will open if I press the button (it won't do this without power) and all of the fans are working just fine. I tried removing the RAM and plugging the computer back in to see if I could get it to beep without RAM but it didn't. All the parts are new but I don't have extras to put in so I have no way to test for faulty parts. I already checked to make sure all my cords were securely plugged in and I heard all the parts click when I put them into place so I have no idea of where to go from here.

Here's a list of all my parts if anyone can help I would really appreciate it.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/MinishArcticFox/saved/43G1
April 5, 2014 2:33:03 PM

may help hook up monitor to motherboard.
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April 5, 2014 2:35:15 PM

I tried a monitor to the motherboard as well as an HDMI cable through both the video card and the motherboard's slots and got the same thing with all three.
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April 5, 2014 2:40:51 PM

may help recheck power cables(unplug and plugged back without the power cable plugged in to computer)and recheck the memory is it in the right position try change the slots or with one memory stick.
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April 5, 2014 2:58:36 PM

I double checked all my connections already I don't think a third check will help me. I only have one stick of RAM and I tried it in a different slot and it didn't help either thanks for the suggestions though.
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April 5, 2014 4:39:11 PM

I haven't posted on here before so I'm not sure if it's OK to bump my thread but I still don't have a fix does anyone know what to do? There's a display on my motherboard that says "A3" so I know it's getting power and none of the pegs on my CPU were bent so I don't see what the problem is.
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April 5, 2014 5:23:50 PM

may help removing and putting back BIOS battery
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April 5, 2014 7:09:13 PM

I can't get the battery to come out. I know some BIOS batteries aren't replaceable but I don't see how this one can be where it is and not plugged into the board. There isn't a clip on it or anything just a rim of plastic around it and the plastic is on the board almost like when it was made they put the battery in then this thing on top of it
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