I got all the parts for my new computer today, and started building it. When I tried to power t on for the first time, it booted, even posted, but about 30 seconds later it shut off. I began removing components to see if it was a problem with my Ram, video card, etc. It gotten to the point where I have nothing connected to the motherboard but the 24pin power connector, the 4pin power connector and the cpu fan. No difference.
Now, as of a few minutes ago, it wont even turn on for a few seconds. The power indicator on the motherboard is on before I pres the ower button, but when I press it, the computer turns on for a split second and then shuts off. The motherboards power light turns off at this point and then comes back on a split second after.
Is this a problem you've heard of? Is it fixable or do I have to do some returns?
It seems this could be either a DOA motherboard or DOA PSU. What do you think?
I have had the same prob on p4 630 Intel 915 mobo...exactly the
same prob...LoL. Believe me I know its no laughing matter.
First I felt sick, then scared, then angry...and before I tossed the
whole mess out...I decided to fix it if I could....
My prob turned out ot be a dust mote I missed on the flip side of
the mobo that had apparently been inadvertently sucked in by a
fan and had gotten lodged between the mobo and the case frame.
Removing the mobo assembly to the work bench and doing a
thorough clean job and magnifying glass inspection, then an
out-of-case build one component at a time usually works
wonders, and if not...then the prob is either mobo, cpu, psu,
Here is something that might help tho:
but seriously, anyone have a suggestion as to which componnt is likely the problem? If its the motherboard I have to take off the heatsink and cpu (pain in the arse with push pins) and if its the power supply i have to send it to the manufacture under warranty (slooooooooow). I don't want to end up doing both.