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May 9, 2009 8:16:13 AM

Guys I need some help.
I just purchased a new system from Newegg, put it together tonight and when I press the power button, nothing shows up on screen. It won't post. Nothing. Everything is brand new from Newegg...

I checked everything I could think of.
24pin ATX properly seated and connected
8pin ATX (2x4pin) properly seated and connected
Video Card properly seated
6pin 2x power to video card properly seated
ram checked and properly seated
I also redid the heatsink+thermal paste
I dont think im missing anything else connected to the motherboard..
I also double checked, the problem is not the VGA card as I have two, and both don't work.

my specs are

Antec P182
Corsair TX650w
Asus P5Q-E
C2Q Q9550
G.Skill PC-8500 2GB-x2 (4GBPK)
EVGA GTX 260
Xigmatek S1283 + AC MX-2

Need some help guys, just spent $1k on this system and I feel I bought a bunch of useless crap.
Thanks in advance!!

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a b V Motherboard
May 9, 2009 8:39:38 AM

what happens when you push the power button?
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May 9, 2009 9:17:25 AM

CPU fan spins
VGA fan spins
if connected, HD spins, DVD spins

nothing shows on screen. Nothing!

the monitor won't even come out of powersave mode.

BTW Its not the PS or VGA card, cuz Im using those right now in my older rig, to type this reply.
a b V Motherboard
May 9, 2009 2:38:19 PM

Make sure you plugged the monitor to the wall and GPU, make sure you cable is good. If you've done that. Then it sounds as if your mobo is dead. if possible test the rest of the parts in the old system. if not then you'll just have to RMA the mobo and see if that's the culprit.

a b V Motherboard
May 9, 2009 2:44:08 PM

Try the system outside the case on some cardboard to rule out a dround issue.

Try one stick of ram at a time.

reset Cmos.

Its possible the board shipped with a out of date bios and your chip is the e0 stepping and needs a bios update to work. You will need a older chip to flash bios with. http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLan...

Did you mount the mobo on the standoffs or did you mount straight to the case?
May 9, 2009 8:02:56 PM

PsyKhiqZero said:
Make sure you plugged the monitor to the wall and GPU, make sure you cable is good. If you've done that. Then it sounds as if your mobo is dead. if possible test the rest of the parts in the old system. if not then you'll just have to RMA the mobo and see if that's the culprit.


yes the monitor is plugged in properly. I think the MOBO is dead..or the CPU

daship said:
Try the system outside the case on some cardboard to rule out a dround issue.

Try one stick of ram at a time.

reset Cmos.

Its possible the board shipped with a out of date bios and your chip is the e0 stepping and needs a bios update to work. You will need a older chip to flash bios with. http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLan...

Did you mount the mobo on the standoffs or did you mount straight to the case?


I did both. Inside the case and outside on a cardboard box. I tried with one stick of ram at a time, in different channels. I also reset the Cmos. As far as the e0 stepping and the bios, I have no luck there because I don't know anyone with a C2D or C2Q to update the bios with...

Jeez Im going to start with RMA the motherboard I guess.
May 9, 2009 8:56:59 PM

Ok guys after a night of rest and cleared my head, I just realized..
I never put the mylar tape on the backing plate. I think that shorted out my motherboard :( 

I will test it now. But do you guys think the CPU is still okay?
!