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September 27, 2011 2:53:55 AM

Hey,
I just started putting together my first build. I did a test run to make sure all the parts were alive and it all worked fine. I then placed everything in the tower and tried to start it up and nothing happens. I took it all back out and tried to do a test run and nothing. Did I somehow ruin the mobo while installing? I am getting LED lights on the mobo and the PSU is humming.

Raidmax 530w
Asus P8Z68
Intel i-5 2500k
Kingston 2X4 1600

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September 27, 2011 3:50:44 AM

Ok first. Boot with one ram module and see if it works. Second check all standoffs to see if you messed up the connections and shorted something. Then check your IO plate and make sure the metal things are on top of them and pushing down/touching the usb top plate and things. Good Luck!
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September 27, 2011 12:43:49 PM

I've been through the whole tutorial before and have definitely checked the 4/8 pin cable several times. There is definitely power going to the motherboard as LED's are on, but when I try to power up the system nothing happens, no fans or anything. I set it up exactly the same as what I had before when it was working and can't get the same results. The only thing I can think of was that I had some trouble getting the motherboard to slide into the i/o plate because it had a lot of silly little pieces of metal poking out that didn't allow easy entrance from the mobo. Could I have bent some pins trying to move that it?
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October 7, 2011 2:38:07 PM

yo_yo2400 said:
Ok first. Boot with one ram module and see if it works. Second check all standoffs to see if you messed up the connections and shorted something. Then check your IO plate and make sure the metal things are on top of them and pushing down/touching the usb top plate and things. Good Luck!



What do I look for in the standoffs if there is an issue? I checked the ram and it does nothing with either stick or both sticks.
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October 7, 2011 2:41:35 PM

Your PSU is broken :D 
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October 7, 2011 3:15:25 PM

That is what I have decided is that the PSU must be dead. I am getting some power from it, but it must not be sufficient to start up the system.
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October 14, 2011 9:04:23 PM

Best answer selected by trombo31.
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