Is my PSU DOA?

I just finished my FIRST build. It's possible and likely that i'm a dummy and screwed something up. I'm hoping that it's me. I plugged in my new rig, flicked on the switch on the PSU and went to hit the power button and NADA. I think I saw one of my LED fans flash but it could have been my heart just wishing. When it comes to hearing anything start up is there anything I could have done wrong or is my PSU DOA? I just took it out of the box 4 hours ago...
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  1. The Phase LED lights come on. But that's all that happens.
  2. its very possible, but with that knowledge, it could be a multitude of different things broken, or not connected correctly.
  3. ares1214 said:
    its very possible, but with that knowledge, it could be a multitude of different things broken, or not connected correctly.


    exactly. unlike a dead power supply lack of knowledge can be fixed.

    Are there any recommended steps to diagnose the issue?

    I looked at 24 pin connector from PSU and notice there are only 23 in the 24 slots. Is this normal?
  4. what do you mean by only 23? and do you have any other working computers around?
  5. ares1214 said:
    what do you mean by only 23? and do you have any other working computers around?


    I have a couple of laptops. No PC's...

    The 24 pin connector from the PCU has 23 connectors inside of it. The spot with the X is empty.

    OO
    OO
    OO
    OO
    OO
    OO
    OO
    OO
    OX
    OO
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    OO
  6. that might be the problem. is the entire pin missing, or just the metal inside? either way, my psu has all 24 pins.
  7. ares1214 said:
    that might be the problem. is the entire pin missing, or just the metal inside? either way, my psu has all 24 pins.


    There's no wire connected to that one hole whatsoever. It's a corsair TX650W.
  8. o, well then in that case, yes, thats how its suppost to be :lol: did you connect the power and reset buttons to the mobo?
  9. ares1214 said:
    o, well then in that case, yes, thats how its suppost to be :lol: did you connect the power and reset buttons to the mobo?


    yes. I've triple checked those.
  10. what mother board do you have?
  11. ares1214 said:
    what mother board do you have?


    i was just suffering from lack of sleep. i shouldn't have done my first build after a 14 hour workday. i had something connected that I shouldn't have. I noticed the moment I opened it back up and it worked immediately upon correction. Sad...

    THANKS THOUGH!
  12. sure thing, any time :lol:
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