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Anonymous
January 3, 2011 6:15:51 AM

Okay, so I just built a new PC for myself.

I turn it on, all the fans come on - the case fans, CPU fan, video card fan..., the DVD player opens, the HDD seems to be running...

but the (non-USB) keyboard, USB mouse and monitor are not responding to the system. No blinky lights, no nothing. Also the power LED doesn't come on, even though I am pretty sure I have it plugged into the right place on the MB.

What didn't I connect correctly? HELP!

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Anonymous
January 3, 2011 6:35:44 AM

No, i didn't. Thanks. I think it's probably the standoffs, as I didn't pay any attention to them. Hope I didn't damage anything... :) 
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January 3, 2011 6:48:29 AM

^ Ya hopefully,...
January 3, 2011 1:40:00 PM

Also check the 4/8 pin cpu power connector. sounds like that could be your problem.
Anonymous
January 4, 2011 10:45:02 PM

It was the RAM - it wasn't in the MB well enough. Newbie mistake :p 

Thanks for the help guys!
January 5, 2011 12:17:36 AM

Glad you fixed it. First time I put RAM in I was surprised how much force it took. If you don't already know, it seems like too much.
January 5, 2011 2:10:36 AM

^ Ya glad its fixed,... Good that you dint have any DOA else it would have been worse,... Enjoy your build,...
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