Just built this tower and when I go to turn it on It just clicks repeatedly. The noise is coming from the bottom front corner of the case next to the reset button. The computer will refuse to boot just blank screen.
I know for sure its not anything else but that. So anyone know why?
Also I did get those little wires called reset switch/ power LED/ HDD/ etc crossed up on the board the first time. because I thought I just color match it but I was totally wrong so did I fry the reset button or something?
Also when I hold the reset button the clicking goes away but when I let go it clicks again.
I unplugged everything including the reset, pwr LED , and HDD . Only thing pluged in is the 24 pin and 12v for the board . I even removed the Ram Hard drive and DVD/CD Drive.
Absolutely no display even tried a different monitor nothing at all.. The fans on the CPU works but I can not seem to get any POST codes or anything. I think I just hit a dead end on this one unless you guys gotta any other ideas.
I do. unplug the power switch, and plug only the reset button into the power switch input(basically seeing if the power switch is shorting) if that doesn't work we have a troubleshooting checklist to run
Just a quick question, you did install the motherboard stand-offs correct?
Stand-offs are little brass things you screw into the case, to mount your motherboard to. This keeps the motherboard from making complete contact to the case, thereby shorting some areas. This very well could be your problem!
Usually they are hex-head phillips. With lock grooves on them. Ok so run THIS troubleshooting guide. Make sure to follow every step. Checking as you go. If you omit steps, it could very well be the one thats the problem.
Also the 4 holes in the corner of your motherboard, are not for screws. They are just holes. The screw holes will have like raised edges around the screw holes that actually generate some friction with the lock mechanism of the screws
Nevermind, yours doesn't have the 4 holes most motherboards do, so all of your holes are in fact mounting screw holes.
Usually the case comes with a lot of screws and standoffs. Didn't yours have small plastic bags of accessories?
Now come to find out the two screws that were missing were on the case holding the other side panel. Exactly two screw that I needed. lol WTF were the manufactures smoking. You guys know how these cases are sold all you have to do is un tighten by hand screws and slide the panel off when you first take it out of the packaging box.
Just to make sure these are the screws that screw into the boards mounting holes?
I tried those screws and it still wont boot. tried the reset switch plug into pwr switch still nothing happens.
The front case speaker continues to click over n over.