Newly Built Pc, Will not start and nothing happens

Hey, recently I built my first Pc, I used the internet and the manual which comes with the Mobo to put together all the parts, after all this was done, i hit the one button but nothing happened, nothing at all, no light, no movement, no sound. Absolutely nothing. I have made sure all wires are placed correctly. I have tried other power units but that didn't help. Any suggestion would be great :-)

Thanks in Advance Patrick
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  1. If you're sure everything is connected correctly you probably are going to need to start individually testing each component. I'd check the PSU first, as even if it doesn't POST you should have things come alive.

    Silly question but are you sure the power switch on your PSU is set to the On position?
  2. 20+4 MoBo pin connected ?
    8 pin EPS (or 4 pin ATX) able connected to CPU ?
    PCI-E cables connected to PSU ?
    Turned the switch to ON position on back of CPU ?

    Done the "paperclip test" ?
    http://www.overclock.net/faqs/96712-how-jump-start-power-supply-psu.html
  3. Hey guys , thanks for the responce, Beltzy, i have tested each component and i have even tried a different PSU nothing happens, and there isn't a power switch on the PSU.
    JackNaylorPE, Its a 20+4 MoBo pin connector with the 4 pin atx and sorry i dont know what the paper clip test is.
  4. Just tried the paper clip test and it didn't do anything.
  5. Ok... silly question: Is the socket you're plugging the power supplies into on a switch and is that switch on? (don't laugh, I've done this!).

    -Wolf sends
  6. Yeah it is :-)
  7. if the paper clip test (green wire to any black ground wire) didnt work then you definetely have a PSU issue, did you make sure you put the power button jack in correctly? i made this error, (old case, with a new mobo had to plug it in so its slightly off the end of the jack).
  8. The thing is i tried a different PSU and it didn't work.
  9. Wolfshadw said:
    Ok... silly question: Is the socket you're plugging the power supplies into on a switch and is that switch on? (don't laugh, I've done this!).

    -Wolf sends


    Yeah it is :-)
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