Several issues... Could use some advice...

OK, I've got a few issues with a few different setups. So far, I've "fried" three setups.

The first one starts up, all the fans are running, the HDD is running, but no display on the screen, and USB devices attached to it don't power up (keyboard and mouse). I don't know if it's the processor or the motherboard. This one is running on an AMD A10 Kaveri 7850k, the newest one at the time, and I believe currently as well.

Second one was working fine for a while, then I went to move it while it was still open (and powered up... I know, I'm an idiot...) and I believe the 4 pin ATX plug came loose. Computer shut off. Now it won't turn on. When I press power, the fans go on for a second, then turn back off. Strangely enough, removing the processor from its socket and re-attempting causes the system to turn on completely (but with no functionality of course...) so I fear it may be the processor. I bought a second motherboard before testing without the processor only to have the exact same problem. So I'm almost positive it's the processor. Very unhappy with myself for this blunder. Probably nothing I can do other than replace the processor. This one uses an AMD A8 Llano 3850k.

The third one is a broken pin on the APU, I know that one's done for, but it's the others I'm concerned for. Oddly enough, it's doing the exact same thing as the first one, so I fear this may indicate an identical problem. This one's an AMD A10 Richland 6800k

My main issue is the first setup. Right now I'm completely without a gaming system and am using a simple laptop for all of my computer work. The processors I have are not compatible with each other, each being a different processor chip socket (Setup 1 is FM2+, Setup 2 is FM1, and the broken pin setup is an FM2) So what do you guys think? Is it the motherboard or the processor?

With the other systems, I just wanted to get any thoughts or possible solutions to the issue I'm facing. I don't want to have to go out and buy a new processor (I'm really tight on money right now) so I'm hoping maybe there's some way to fix these. I'm going to try resetting the CMOS on all of the boards shortly (Read a few suggestions about that) but in case it doesn't work, I just wanted to get some ideas.
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  1. Problems on the first two sound like a shorting issue, perhaps you didn't place the standoffs and secured the mobos directly to their cases?
  2. RaDiKaL_ said:
    Problems on the first two sound like a shorting issue, perhaps you didn't place the standoffs and secured the mobos directly to their cases?


    Is that a fixable issue? What do you mean by standoffs?
  3. These ones: http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/bdrem1/Parts/Standoff/STANDOFFM3Alarge-10-2-BD.jpg

    they go between your motherboard and the case.

    If the lack of these is the reason, hopefully installing them will solve the problem, however there's the chance that the usage of the mobo without them might have already caused damage to some component (capacitors and what not), such scenario would require most likely a new mobo (RMA might be applicable here).
  4. RaDiKaL_ said:
    These ones: http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/bdrem1/Parts/Standoff/STANDOFFM3Alarge-10-2-BD.jpg

    they go between your motherboard and the case.

    If the lack of these is the reason, hopefully installing them will solve the problem, however there's the chance that the usage of the mobo without them might have already caused damage to some component (capacitors and what not), such scenario would require most likely a new mobo (RMA might be applicable here).


    The boards having this issue are well over RMA status. Both of them worked at first without the standoffs. I tried putting them in the case with the second board, but the same thing is happening. Fans go for about a second, then everything turns off. I'm pretty sure that one's the processor, but I'll try running the first board with the standoffs and see what happens.

    Just tried with the standoffs, no change. I'm just going to assemble everything without the processor, close it up, and box it up until I can afford a new processor. x_x thanks for trying to help.
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