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PC will not start, only fans/

I cannot get my pc to start anymore.

The last time it worked was this weekend.

Right before this incident, I was trying to install some old ram I had.

The Story: I was going into my PC to fix my CPU fan and add some old ram I had into my pc. I fixed the cpu cooler, then put the old ram in. Turned PC on, nothing happened except the fans coming on. Took the old ram out, same issue. My Case lights do not come on (which indicate that the PC is on). My GPU fans don't even come on.
My Specs
CPU- i5 2400
Motherboard-ASRock H61M-DP3/ASM LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM 8GB hyper x Fury
Old Ram- 2gb HP
Video Card- MSI Armor RX 470
Power Supply EVGA 600 B1 100-B1-0600-KR 80+ BRONZE 600W
Hard drive(s)- wd blue 1tb and an old WD Green 1tb
Operating System- Windows 10

ANY other parts. If you have an ipod plugged in, we want to know.

Steps I did to try to fix the issue.
1. Changed out ram, and tried the 8gb ram in both spots.
2. Took out CMOS battery
3. Moved the jumper pin to the 2nd and 3rd pins, turned on pc, turned off pc, moved them back.
4. Took out gpu and tried IGPU
5.Pushed pins on wires in to make sure nothing came out.

I really need help here, and If you guys have any ideas, please let me know. I also have the speakers my MOBO came with, but I haven't heard any beeps.
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    well your step 3: you weren't suppose to turn on yoru pc when you mover the jumper to clear cmos. Correct steps: turn off pc. move jumper, wait, move jumper back, wait, turn on pc.

    step 5: push pins on wires in? some wires from pin were hanging out? which ones?

    it looks like you need to breadboard your system. take it apart and put it back together put in one item and turn on system until eventually it stops functioning.

    steps: (turn off system before each step
    1. put in cpu and nothing else except heatsink and plug in powers and fans. turn on system
    2. put in ram turn on system.
    3. put in graphic card
    4. put in hdd
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  2. could you might have shocked it with static?
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  3. Darthutos said:
    well your step 3: you weren't suppose to turn on yoru pc when you mover the jumper to clear cmos. Correct steps: turn off pc. move jumper, wait, move jumper back, wait, turn on pc.

    step 5: push pins on wires in? some wires from pin were hanging out? which ones?

    it looks like you need to breadboard your system. take it apart and put it back together put in one item and turn on system until eventually it stops functioning.

    steps: (turn off system before each step
    1. put in cpu and nothing else except heatsink and plug in powers and fans. turn on system
    2. put in ram turn on system.
    3. put in graphic card
    4. put in hdd




    ok, will redo step 3, but I already tried the battery, which I thought does the same thing?
    No there were no pins loose, all I meant was that I reassured that no pins were loose.
    I will try breadboarding, but do you know what to do if the first step nothing happens?
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  4. Mantaliss said:
    could you might have shocked it with static?


    would adding new ram be able to do that? if so, what would be the damage?
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  5. if nothing happens then your motherboard or cpu is broken.
    if step 1 means also you have ram in beside cpu on your board, then ram might also be the culprit.

    so: if step one means cpu and motherboard only then cpu and/or motherboard is the culprit.
    if step one include cpu, motherboard, and ram, then one or a combination of the three are broken.
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  6. Darthutos said:
    if nothing happens then your motherboard or cpu is broken.
    if step 1 means also you have ram in beside cpu on your board, then ram might also be the culprit.

    so: if step one means cpu and motherboard only then cpu and/or motherboard is the culprit.
    if step one include cpu, motherboard, and ram, then one or a combination of the three are broken.


    Well, I have tried some Old DDR3 ram on my motherboard, so does that mean that ram isn't the culprit? If my motherboard is the culprit, thats ok because I still have 6 months left on the warranty. If its the CPU... rip. Is there an assured way of knowing which it is?
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  7. you already tried memory wise with the old rams (which I take as no go).

    so it's either the cpu or the mobo. I don't suppose you have extra versions of either of those two?

    if not then rma the board and make up an excuse (stay away from saying there is physical damage). like you know your cpu works and you are 301 percent sure it's the motherboard's problem.

    get a new board from rma and try. it should take away the motherboard as a possibility. if you get a new board and still no go you would know your cpu is broken.
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  8. Darthutos said:
    you already tried memory wise with the old rams (which I take as no go).

    so it's either the cpu or the mobo. I don't suppose you have extra versions of either of those two?

    if not then rma the board and make up an excuse (stay away from saying there is physical damage). like you know your cpu works and you are 301 percent sure it's the motherboard's problem.

    get a new board from rma and try. it should take away the motherboard as a possibility. if you get a new board and still no go you would know your cpu is broken.


    So theres no possibility that my PSU is the issue either? Could it just not be getting enough power out for some reason? BTW i really appreciate ya helping me.
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  9. no problem.

    rereading your original post I notice you said the story I tried to fix the cpu fan.
    what was the problem with the cpu fan?

    you mentioned psu, so what is the brand and model and how old is it?
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  10. Darthutos said:
    no problem.

    rereading your original post I notice you said the story I tried to fix the cpu fan.
    what was the problem with the cpu fan?

    you mentioned psu, so what is the brand and model and how old is it?


    Oh the CPU fan wasn't really an issue. The way I had the fan allowed it to sometimes fall off, but I fixed it now.

    This is my psu- EVGA 600 B1 100-B1-0600-KR 80+ BRONZE 600W
    I've only had it for 6 months, so not too old.I know it isn't an issue with Power consumption, but could it be possible that for some reason it can't supply enough power to my system now?
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  11. my concern with the cpu fan is that while it falled off your cpu somehow got burnt.

    but psu wise according to tech power up it says not haswell ready which is worrying but at least it was working before you put in the ram so it should not be the culprit.

    any led on the mobo lights up? do you have a front panel speaker that is a little round thing with a hole hanging on the rest of your front panel connectors like hdd led power switch, etc. do you hear any beeps from it if you have it?

    most likely static electricity that shorted your motherboard or your cpu got burnt once too many when the cpu heat sink fan falled off.
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  12. Darthutos said:
    my concern with the cpu fan is that while it falled off your cpu somehow got burnt.

    but psu wise according to tech power up it says not haswell ready which is worrying but at least it was working before you put in the ram so it should not be the culprit.

    any led on the mobo lights up? do you have a front panel speaker that is a little round thing with a hole hanging on the rest of your front panel connectors like hdd led power switch, etc. do you hear any beeps from it if you have it?

    most likely static electricity that shorted your motherboard or your cpu got burnt once too many when the cpu heat sink fan falled off.

    Ok, maybe I should have stated that better. The cpu fan didn't fall off all the way, but was starting too, and the hottest it got was 80 C (after about a week of that I decided to go in, and am at where i am right now/

    My mobo doesn't have any lights, and I do not hear any beeps from the speaker (the speaker thing gets plugged into the motherboard, correct?)

    Also, what do you mean by my psu not being haswell ready? Do you mean the cpu type?
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  13. https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/600B/11.html

    under the cons. the red thumb down

    that speaker is what I was talking about.

    80 degree is still livable with intel cpus.

    so you may have short circuited stuff while putting in ram. I would try to rma the board.
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  14. Darthutos said:
    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/600B/11.html

    under the cons. the red thumb down

    that speaker is what I was talking about.

    80 degree is still livable with intel cpus.

    so you may have short circuited stuff while putting in ram. I would try to rma the board.


    Ok, I will try to RMA the board and update (probably in a couple of weeks, i gots no monies ) Thanks for the help my dude! I may try to breadboard anyways, so will update when that happens.
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  15. Darthutos said:
    well your step 3: you weren't suppose to turn on yoru pc when you mover the jumper to clear cmos. Correct steps: turn off pc. move jumper, wait, move jumper back, wait, turn on pc.

    step 5: push pins on wires in? some wires from pin were hanging out? which ones?

    it looks like you need to breadboard your system. take it apart and put it back together put in one item and turn on system until eventually it stops functioning.

    steps: (turn off system before each step
    1. put in cpu and nothing else except heatsink and plug in powers and fans. turn on system
    2. put in ram turn on system.
    3. put in graphic card
    4. put in hdd




    Hey, idk If you will see this but I thought I'd give it a shot. I breadboarded it, and after I did the first step and turned it on, there was no beeping. I presume this is a mobo issue, but I think I forgot to mention as well that my GPU fans do not spin.
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  16. no beeping: did you plug in any beepers near the front panel connector pins that says speaker?

    no gpu fan spinning: that is not step 1, that is step 3 of my suggestion. But some gpu fans don't spin until under load. However, did you plug in the gpu power? 6 or 6+2 plug from the power supply?
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  17. Darthutos said:
    no beeping: did you plug in any beepers near the front panel connector pins that says speaker?

    no gpu fan spinning: that is not step 1, that is step 3 of my suggestion. But some gpu fans don't spin until under load. However, did you plug in the gpu power? 6 or 6+2 plug from the power supply?



    Yes I plugged in the speaker.

    I know that isn't step 1, i meant that the fans on my gpu don't start when I turn on my pc now. I didn't breadboard with the gpu since there was no beeps.
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  18. so before your gpu fan did spin?

    you need to rma your motherboard or buy a new if only to eliminate the motherboard as a possibility.
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  19. Darthutos said:
    so before your gpu fan did spin?

    you need to rma your motherboard or buy a new if only to eliminate the motherboard as a possibility.

    Yes the fans did.

    Already filled out the form, so hoping for a response soon.
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