Computer turns on and then turns off in half second

Hey guys,

I was using my computer last night perfectly until it froze, I shut down the computer and went to sleep. Next morning I tried to turn it on but when I pressed the power button, the led fans went up but turned off immediately after half second. Then I began my troubleshooting by removing all components and installing it again but still no boot. I took out the mobo and mounted the system out of the case.

System configuration:
EVGA X58 SLI LE motherboard
Intel Core i7 920 2.66
Ocz 6gb ddr3 1600mhz
3x GTX260 in three-way SLI
WD velociraptor 10k 300gb
Corsair TX850w psu


Troubleshoot configuration out of the case:
Intel Core i7 920 2.66 w/ stock fan
Ocz 2gb ddr3 1600mhz (1 stick)
1x GTX260
WD velociraptor 10k 300gb
Corsair TX850w psu

When the system is off, there is a blue LED (indicating that the mobo is receiving power) and a yellow LED (it means that the memory slot is functional)

When the system is on, a green LED comes up (system is on) but nothing else. I mean, after pressing the onboard power button, there is no post, no boot, no beeps, no error codes in the LCD (this mobo includes an integrated LCD that shows error codes if there is something preventing the system from booting). I noticed that I'm not able to turn off the system by pushing down the power button for 5 seconds (the only way to turn it off is disconnecting the psu).

Any suggestions?
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  1. Hi.

    Test the RAM stick by stick and see what happen.
  2. Hi and thanks for replying..

    Tested the three sticks of ram and nothing happens, just the same, no post, boot, beeps
  3. Check if the CPU is properly installed and all the cables are connected in the correct way.

    If doesn't help, try test the rig with another GPU (if u can).
  4. CPU is installed correctly and everything is well connected. Tried with an EVGA geforce 9800GT and still the same problem..
  5. Try resetting the board?
    Try turning it on with no CPU, no RAM, no Video cards
  6. I can think in a problem with the mobo, like blckhaze says, reset the BIOS of the mobo and try again.
  7. If ur mobo still have warranty use the RMA.

    A good option is thi ASUS 6P58XD-E very solid and with a good price.
  8. Tried resetting the board but no sight of activity.. just the same, no post, beeps or error codes.. Thinking about replacing the board, in this particular case.. which mobo do you recommend?
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