MSI P6N SLI-FI - new build will power but no post - HELP!!

Here's what I have in right now:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420
2x1GB G.Skill DDR2 800
Antec Earthwatts 500W PSU

-- NO VGA CARD -- It's in shipment. I'm just listening for post codes to make sure the machine boots up okay.

It powers for a second, but there is no beep and the diagnostic LEDs do not light up. Then, it powers down.

I would appreciate any help.

Thanks in advance,
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  1. Okay, forgot to mention that I have Maxtor 250GB.

    Also, I unplugged USB ports from the backplate, all SATA drives, system fan, front audio connectors to narrow down the problem.

    Finally, I put in a graphics card to see if a lack of one might be the problem. It's a MSI NX8500GT.

    Still, the same problem. Any ideas?

  2. Hi Kathryn,

    I found this link below when i was trying to figure out my own problem (the post below yours). There is some good discussion here and good tips:

  3. Hi, thanks for the quick responses.

    I followed the link, and I'll give some of the tips a try -- hope it works!

    And yes, I'm sure I took off the CPU plastic. I might try reseating it.

    Thanks much,
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