Radeon 4870, Three red lights, fixed, now won't turn on - $5 reward

Okay so i just recieved all my parts from newegg yesterday. After finishing my build, i turned it on and found three red lights on my 4870, and my monitor got no signal.

I went to sleep, then when I woke up, the computer would not even turn on. The green LED on the MoBo is on, but taht is always on when there is power

After some research i discovered that i forgot to put in the 4 pin connector near the CPU, which should fix my 3 lights problem. (Note, i pulled off a tab next to the 4 pin connector so that it's 8 pins so that my cable would go in.

Now, can someone please help me on why it won't turn on :( Is there a way to turn on with something other than power switch? I've got that plugged in correctly anyways, and was working yesterday.


Whoever helps me get my comp up and running get's $5 USD from my PayPal... i'm really desperate because i don't want my 7 day return policy to run out.
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  1. I think the most likely cause is power supply failure but that would be horrible :(

    Even though the green LED is on inside the case I read somewhere that that does not indicate that the power supply is fine.

    I will still offer the $5 to anyone who can fix it without replacing pwoer supply because i'm not 100% sure that's the prob
  2. List your system first.
  3. Did you connect the 6/8 pin power on the 4870? The video card has it's own/seperate power connectors too.
  4. I connected 2 yes.

    System:

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16829102006

    Standard Return Policy

    $85.99

    1

    ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131299

    Limited 30-Day Return Policy

    $139.99

    1

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819115037

    Processors (CPUs) Return Policy

    $169.99

    1

    A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820211066

    Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy

    $39.99

    1

    Codemasters Gift - Retail
    Item #: N82E16800999076

    Standard Return Policy

    $59.99

    1

    VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814129113

    Standard Return Policy

    $284.99

    1

    XCLIO A380BK Fully Black High Gloss Finish SECC 1.0mm thickness ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811103010

    Standard Return Policy

    $109.99

    1

    Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser Mouse - Retail
    Item #: N82E16826104076

    Standard Return Policy

    $49.99

    1

    XTRAC Ripper Optical Mouse pad - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817114174

    Standard Return Policy

    $13.99

    1

    PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817703009

    Standard Return Policy

    $139.99

    1

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Item #: N82E16822136073

    Limited 30-Day Return Policy

    $79.99

    1

    Creative FATAL1TY 3.5mm gold-plated Circumaural Gaming Headset
    Item #: N82E16826158051

    Standard Return Policy

    $39.99

    1

    Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse Keyboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16823175103

    Standard Return Policy

    $49.99

    1

    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
    Item #: N82E16835100007

    Consumable Items Return Policy

    $5.99
  5. Haha (laughing at me) last time i played with my components i forgot to put ram back and it wouldnt boot ;) Look for simple things like that.

    p.s. nice psu i doubt it's the problem
  6. OMFG MY MONITOR TURNED ON OMFG!!! I LOVE YOU ALL ANYWAYS

    PROBLEM WAS THAT YESTERDAY IN MY FURY I SOMEHOW MOVE THE POWERSW PIN TO THE WRONG PLACE BEFORE GOING TO BED (WTF?)

    :D :D :D :D :D <3
  7. Good to hear it ;) have fun!
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