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Computer Won't boot Did all the test steps

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December 30, 2010 7:58:06 PM

Ok so, I just got a new mobo and video card. The video card fired the first week, then all of a sudden when i got my new one nothing is happening no boot to bios NOTHING, So i sent it back. Now it still won't boot and this is a brand new mobo. Please help thank you.
Specs are ASUS M4A77D AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Video card: Ati 5670 512 meg
Ram: 2 gig Crucial DDR2
PSU: Generic Rion
HDD: Western Ditagel
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a c 1411 U Graphics card
December 30, 2010 7:59:51 PM

Have you tested the generic RION?
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December 30, 2010 8:02:01 PM

No, but, The green light on the motherboard is on. It the computer turns on but it just idles, usually it'll rev up the cpu fan and boot to bios etc. Im having the worse time with this ):
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December 30, 2010 8:05:54 PM

Is the cpu fan spinning ? do you get any beeps?
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December 30, 2010 8:08:34 PM

Its spinning, but not like it usually does, It usually revs up and boots to bios when its working properly, now it just idles and doesn't boot at all, and I can't find a speaker to put on
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December 30, 2010 8:13:59 PM

I'm not as smart as some on here, but it might help if you had the speaker, just to see if there are any errors, it would give you some direction where to look.
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December 30, 2010 8:24:01 PM

Ok so what if there isn't any beeps?
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December 30, 2010 8:36:48 PM

well I'm not an expert so please take that into account, are you sure the cpu is seated properly?
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December 30, 2010 8:43:03 PM

Yes it is, Im usually good with computers, I'm having such a rough time
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December 30, 2010 9:26:33 PM

do you have onboard video, if so i would switch to that remove the video card and try again, also i would check all the mobo screws and standoffs make sure its not touching anything behind the mobo.
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December 30, 2010 9:28:07 PM

I dont have on board :p , And also, The screws are like touching the little soder parts where the screws go in
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December 30, 2010 10:02:16 PM

I just can't figure it out.
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a b U Graphics card
December 30, 2010 10:08:16 PM

Generally, if you have a mobo speaker connected to the mobo, the absence of beeps is indicative a mobo failure. If you truly have worked through all of the steps in the troubleshooting checklist, then you would have noticed jsc's guide to breadboarding. Have you done this, too?
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December 30, 2010 10:11:19 PM

Well, I don't have a speaker, is there any way I can find out what is wrong with out one.?
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a b U Graphics card
December 30, 2010 10:21:29 PM

Yes. I would start with breadboarding your rig.
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December 30, 2010 10:28:06 PM

Can you show me the Guide please.
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December 30, 2010 10:43:54 PM

Do you think my board is shorting its self out ?
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a b U Graphics card
December 30, 2010 10:58:20 PM

A short is possible. With the anticipation and anxiety of a new mobo, little things are often overlooked or not thought of. One of the best practices with homebuilds is that you breadboard frst, just to ensure all of the parts are functional. Installing the mobo and assembling the rig into the case first, and then finding problems can be very annoying.

Beside the mere convenience of knowing your parts are good, building outside of the case first can help you apply the correct pressure when installing parts. You see, though it is relatively simple to do, installing parts while the mobo is already in the case limits the workspace you have.
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December 30, 2010 11:28:01 PM

What should I use to put the mobo on? It didn't really say on the forum thing. :p 
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a b U Graphics card
January 3, 2011 9:04:05 PM

Any non-conductive surface, like a phone book or wood, will do.
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