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New Giga i5 machine wont boot - power cycles

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December 31, 2009 8:58:21 AM

Just built a machine based on a Gigabyte P55A-UD5P board with an Intel i5-750 cpu.

On powering up the Phase LEDs all light up for less than 1 second then the power goes off.
This cycle repeats every 5 seconds.
It doesn't get as far as a POST beep.

It behaves the same way with or without RAM or graphics card installed.

Any suggestions
December 31, 2009 9:08:25 AM

Do you have a power supply to swap and test? I have seen a similar issue and it just turned out to be that not all the power cables to the mobo/gpu were seated correctly, so that's one thing to check real quick.
December 31, 2009 10:36:37 AM

Yes. Read the stickies at the top of this forum.
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December 31, 2009 10:46:09 AM

Thanks - reading stickies now (first time on this forum)

Tried with PSU and CPU only connected and same behaviour.

A short or faulty PSU seem most likely.

I'll have to try and source another PSU
January 1, 2010 12:49:27 AM

I tried another PSU - no change.
Tried taking MB out of case - no change.

The only change is if I connect the ATX cable the LEDs and power stay on for longer - maybe one second, instead of going off almost instantly.

Any more ideas out there?
January 1, 2010 3:55:19 AM


by loosening CPU cooler screws (Thermalright Ultra 120 with backing plate)