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Need help: Migrated to new case now computer won't boot

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December 29, 2010 1:57:30 PM

I had this computer ( http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02... ) and I moved it into this case ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) First I installed a new power supply ( http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=AK850 ). I left the ram and the processor connected to the motherboard then installed the motherboard. Then I connected the cables from the case (Power SW, reset, hdd led, power led, hd audio, and the usb) and there was a sata cable running from the case and I didn’t know what it was for but I connected it anyway. The power, led, reset, and hdd led were not clearly labeled so I'm not positive that they are in the correct place. Next I installed a new graphics card (gtx 460 I think). Then I installed the blue ray drive. While installing the hard drive the small solid piece in the sata port (on the hard drive) snapped off and the prongs were bent, they have been straightened and the plastic piece put into the sata cable and then connected (would this ruin the hard drive?) I had a brand new drive ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) and put that one in instead. Next I connected the hard drive, and the blue ray to the motherboard. Then i ran power to the motherboard, blu ray, hard drive, fans, and the graphics card. Finally I connected the monitor via a vga cable with a dvi adapter and then I plugged her in flipped the i/o and hit the power button. When I hit the power button the fans turned on (case fans, cpu fan, gpu fan. The blu ray lit up for a second, and the front case lights turned on but nothing displayed on the monitor, also the power button did not light up and pushing it and holding it did nothing and to turn off the power i had to flip the i/o on the psu. I really have no idea what the problem could be and I've fought with it for a couple of days already. My hardware tech savyness is limited but I am willing to learn//research. I am at my wits end and any and all help will be greatly appreciated. Not knowing what is wrong is incredibly frustrating.

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December 29, 2010 3:13:41 PM

You need to triple check the case connections.

Find a manual for the motherboard and power supply.

Actually I just looked at the power supply. Take the power supply and throw it off of a bridge and buy a new one. Even if you don't have the money to buy a new one, you would be better off risking jail time from selling crack than using that PSU in your system. I just wouldn't trust it.

If you do insist on using it, then find a manual for it and the motherboard, because it really seems like case cables aren't connected correctly.

Yeah those components are pretty decent, don't use that PSU ... please.
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December 29, 2010 4:14:50 PM

willmalcom said:
You need to triple check the case connections.

Find a manual for the motherboard and power supply.

Actually I just looked at the power supply. Take the power supply and throw it off of a bridge and buy a new one. Even if you don't have the money to buy a new one, you would be better off risking jail time from selling crack than using that PSU in your system. I just wouldn't trust it.

If you do insist on using it, then find a manual for it and the motherboard, because it really seems like case cables aren't connected correctly.

Yeah those components are pretty decent, don't use that PSU ... please.



there is no manual for the motherboard because it came in an hp. I will look into a PSU, any recomendations? In the meantime I really want to figure out what the problem is because it doesn't seem like a power issue as everything is powering up.

See this thread for advice I followed when setting up the case connections ( http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/284638-30-problem-wir... )
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