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Did I get a DOA motherboard?

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July 12, 2010 8:12:13 PM

Ordered a brand new 890gpa-ud3h rev 2 from tigerdirect

it doesn't turn on...

PSU works outside of case when i short out the wires just fine, powers fans, etc...

but when i connect 24 pin connector it doesn't even turn on, no fan action or anything..

am i doing something wrong?
is the motherboard busted? It can't be the psu because it will power 2 case fans outside of the case with the wires shorted.


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July 12, 2010 8:51:02 PM

actually a bad psu can still provide enough juice to power fans. now if the psu will power another computer and/or came from and existing one then i'd probably assume motherboard , you can try breadboarding (or my personal favorite term "top-o pizzaboxxing") the thing and just see if thepsu mobo cpu and ram laid out and not in case with connections good and snug will fire up or not
July 18, 2010 5:18:07 AM

Best answer selected by infamousjax.
July 20, 2010 1:41:15 PM

Hi you say nothing works whe you connect the 24 pin power plug.... I know this sounds a silly question but have you connected the 4 pin ATX power connector? most boards have this and I know a lot of people have called me in to a fualty board just to find the ATX has not been connected.... Hope this helps