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Something is shorting my new build?

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January 9, 2010 1:14:15 PM

Hello this is my first build and im very confused..
Since this was my first time I wanted to make sure that all the pieces were compatible etc, so I built one of the recommended systems in this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/269162-31-recommended...(I built the first one under Gamer).

Much to my delight everything was running smoothly, I installed win7, played some tf2, watched a movie etc.

All is good for one night until the next morning I wake up, hit power, the power LED flashes once and the fans do 1 weak spin and thats it.
After that one fan spin and led flash it wont turn on at all.
If I turn off the PSU and back on and hit power itll do the LED flash and the fan spin.

What can I do?
Any Ideas as to what is going on?

Thanks in advance.

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January 9, 2010 3:35:35 PM

Thanks for the reply.
I checked that thread.

I started removing parts then trying to boot to see what would happen.
Removed RAM and still same weak fan spin then dead.
Removed RAM AND Vid. Card. and a weak spin but now my mobo LEDs(power and reset) went off.
Now it wont even do a weak fan spin and the LEDs are out.

Did I just kill my mobo?
Ugh...

EDIT: It seems that if I wait 5 mins then retry to boot the mobo LEDs will flash and the fans will do an even weaker spin.
Maybe its the PSU?


EDIT 2: I think I better post in the other section, it seems theres more trouble shooting questions there.
Im sorry for the trouble mods, please delete.
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