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comp wont start

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November 5, 2006 5:26:28 PM

I'm building a computer for my friend and I'm having trouble starting it up for the first time. The first time I turned it on I had the hard drive graphics card ram and processor in and it would not turn on. Second I tried unplugging the harddrive and it started up. After I turned it off and tried turning on again it did the same thing as it did when the hard drive was plugged in. I assumed it was a bad power supply so we returned it and got another but I am now having the same problem. When I turn on the power supply it makes a chirping sound and the power LED flashes and then I can't turn on anything. I tried taking everything out and turning it on with just the cpu in and still the same problem. I'm thinking the CPU or Motherboard might be bad can anyone help?
I forgot to mention, I have the CPU seated correctly the ram too was seated properly as was the graphics card and all the LEDs and powere switched are connected properly.

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a b ) Power supply
November 5, 2006 9:30:59 PM

Did the Power Supply have all the necessary motherboard connections? List Specs of machine.
November 6, 2006 5:08:26 AM

And if it did have all of the necessary plugs (and assuming you plugged them in correctly.... it's not completely fool-proof), consider a grounding issue to be the problem here.