Installing motherboard - pc not powering up

Hello,
i have brought a new motherboard and had fun installing it yesterday, however once everything was pluged i turned my power supply on (with this the led on motherboard lite up, i pressed the power boitton on my compuetr base unit but nothing happened - no power up, no lights on base unit displayed, no fans operated.
wonder if someone could help
thanks
terry
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  1. Have you plugged in the front panel switches correctly?
    did you remember the 4 or 8 pin cpu power line?
    did you install the standoffs as needed by the new board?
    Moto
  2. Motopsychojdn said:
    Have you plugged in the front panel switches correctly?
    did you remember the 4 or 8 pin cpu power line?
    did you install the standoffs as needed by the new board?
    Moto

    many thnaks for your prompt reply
    to be fair, the board has things labled on it such as cpu fan etc
    i think it could be i have pluged the panel swtiches in the wrong thing
    what are standoffs??
    terry
  3. Standoffs are the little brass things that the Mobo sits on, they stop it from shorting out on the case,
    if you can identify your pwr pins on the mobo, you can short those to turn the system on, manual should have the pinout guide for the frontpanel
    oh, and your cpu fan socket?, should have the plug from the heatsink fan plugged into it
    Moto
  4. Motopsychojdn said:
    Standoffs are the little brass things that the Mobo sits on, they stop it from shorting out on the case,
    if you can identify your pwr pins on the mobo, you can short those to turn the system on, manual should have the pinout guide for the frontpanel
    oh, and your cpu fan socket?, should have the plug from the heatsink fan plugged into it
    Moto

    thanks for all your help - ended up that i have the base unit led pluged into ground and the poer pluged somewhere else (everything was plugged ok
    thanks again for your help
    terry
  5. Cool, Glad you go sorted out ok :)
    Moto
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