New Asus/AMD system will not power up


I have been reading posts for the last hour but haven't been able to hit on a thread where someone has my same problem.

My problem is this: When I power on the computer, the CPU fan runs for about 3 seconds and then nothing. The HD doesn't spin up nor is there any "life" to the computer. It's all new components so I was hoping I didn't get any components that were dead-on-arrival.

Details: Asus M2N68-AM + AMD 9600 CPU + 500W power supply + 4 GM memory + SATA hard drive.

The only thing I can think I may have done is I dropped the CPU as I was installing it. I very, very carefully bent the pins back and it went into the socket without a problem.

There is power to the motherboard because the green LED light is on and the CPU fan is alive (for just a few secs).

What do you recommend I try? Unfortunately, I don't have another power supply to put in it but that is my first hunch as to the root of the problem.


Lexington, KY
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  1. got both power leads plugged in to the mb?

    if you have then read the trouble shooting thread pinned to the top of the mb
  2. Thanks. I was missing some standoffs. I should have read the FAQ first!
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