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October 4, 2011 8:22:17 AM

Hey so I just ran down the list in http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste... this thread and I think I'm up to date with that stuff. This is my first home build and I got a bare bones kit. I figured it would be easy. Here's the specs.

Intel Core i5-2500K Quad Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 1MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz Max Turbo), Socket H2 (LGA1155), 95W

EVGA 01G-P3-1526-KR GeForce GT 520 Video Card - 1GB, DDR3, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI-I, Mini-HDMI

HEC HP585DR Orion Power Supply - 585W, Dual 80mm Fans, Dual +12V Rails

ASUS P8H61-M LE CSM REV3 Intel 6 Series Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket H2 (LGA1155), Intel H61 Express, DDR3 1333MHz, SATA 3.0 Gb/s, 8-Channel Audio, Gigabit LAN


Patriot PSD34G13332H Signature PC10600 4GB DDR3 Memory Upgrade - 1333MHz, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, CL9, 1x4096MB

Seagate 500GB Serial ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-6G

When I go to turn it on, I hear a slight noise and the dvd player's light flickers on. Both the CPU fan and the case fan spin one time and then quit. Then it shuts off. I tried going back through the thread of common problems but I can't figure out what is wrong.

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October 4, 2011 9:47:57 AM

Power Supply is whack.
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October 4, 2011 10:31:03 AM

Take it all apart, and I mean all, and put it back together.
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October 4, 2011 5:34:59 PM

Alright, barring any other suggestions or guesses I will take it apart and put it back together tonight after work. I'll let you know how it goes. Hopefully it will work. I don't know why the power supply wouldn't work since all the parts are new.
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October 4, 2011 5:53:25 PM

Just because it is new doesnt necessarily mean it works. After you disassemble/reassemble it and try it out a few times, if you are having the same issue, see about borrowing a PSU from a friend and testing it out. If it works with another PSU, RMA it and get a new one...or just buy a higher quality one.
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October 4, 2011 6:05:41 PM

Sounds like a plan. I'll reassemble it and see if it works. I'll let you know tonight.
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October 5, 2011 12:53:11 AM

Alright, I just disassembled everything and put it back together. The results are the exact same. The green light turns on on the mother board when it has power, when I press the power button the DVD players light flashes on and the processor and case fan spin once or twice around and then die. What should I do?
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October 5, 2011 2:21:15 AM

You had to verify correct assembly before the next set of steps. Don't feel bad.

Try a different power supply. If that doesn't make it start working, remove everything but the mobo and CPU and see if the fans keep going. If not, RMA the mobo. If so, put things back one at a time (being sure to unplug from the wall and wait a minute each time) until it fails.
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October 5, 2011 2:36:44 AM

Petrofsky said:
You had to verify correct assembly before the next set of steps. Don't feel bad.

Try a different power supply. If that doesn't make it start working, remove everything but the mobo and CPU and see if the fans keep going. If not, RMA the mobo. If so, put things back one at a time (being sure to unplug from the wall and wait a minute each time) until it fails.


Great thanks for the advice. I'll find another Power Supply that works tomorrow and go through those steps.
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October 5, 2011 10:32:28 PM

Here's a mini update. I took the power supply in to a store to test it out. They said the power supply was working fine. Tonight I'm going to go over to a friends to test their power supply. Assuming it doesn't work does that mean the mother board is faulty?
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October 5, 2011 11:29:40 PM

The basic procedure for troubleshooting is to isolate the defective component. If you try a different power supply, and it does the same thing as before, it's probably not that. If you remove everything but the mobo and CPU, and it does the same thing, it's either the mobo or the CPU. Just on the principle that a mobo has more things that can go wrong with it and is more fragile physically, I vote mobo in that case, but I'm not a computer repairman. I did repair electronics for many moons in a past life, but not computers. If the problem changes, add a stick of RAM. If that makes it fail, it's the RAM, and so on.
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October 6, 2011 5:36:58 AM

Alright I got it up and running although... there is no post. Stupidly enough I didn't follow through on the number 1 thing on the black screen trouble shooting. The 4 pin power supply didn't click into place because the graphics card got in the way. I got an extension cord and now it turns on fine. I figured this out while putting it together without the graphics card. Thanks Petrofsky for the advice.

Now of course... There is no post. Just a beep when it starts and all the lights and fans are on. I'm going to figure this one out tomorrow and go through the list in the original post again.
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October 7, 2011 3:33:01 AM

Alright, I am so, so so very close to being done. I got everything up and running and windows installed. Except when I boot up with my external video card the screen is black. No bios, nothing. When I boot up with my integrated video card everything works out fine.
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October 7, 2011 6:32:31 AM

Best answer selected by yourunfast.
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