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.