I recently put together my first PC build, but i ran in to a problem with it not booting at all. I have tried everything in the list of things to check if your PC isn't booting, so i need a few answers to try and diagnose it further.
My main question is this... If i fried the board because of a static problem or anything of that sort, would the board still show any signs of life, or would it be totally dead?
When i turn my PSU on with my gaming mouse plugged in to a USB port on the board, the blue LEDs light up in the mouse, but i get no other signs of life.
So basically, does the fact that the blue light coming on from my mouse mean that that board is still fine? or is it normal for a board to still show minor signs of power even if its considered dead and not usable.
I was using the PSU in another PC before i put it in to the new build, so i know that the PSU is running fine.
Now that i think about it, i havent checked to see if the pins on the CPU were damaged at all. Would i be able to take my stock CPU fan off, check the pins, then put the CPU fan back on without any problems? Never had to do that before.
The fans should spin.
Try disconnecting the wires that go from the case power and reset switches to the motherboard.
Start the board by shortly connecting together (with a screwdriver) the 2 motherboard pins where you connect the wires from the case power switch.
Nope, the board and everything else is all inside the case currently.
As for the PSU, the PC i am on right now had the PSU running fine on it yesterday, so i know that the PSU isn't the problem. As for the other parts, i cannot test them in the PC i'am currently using, cause its so old, nothing else will work on it.