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April 3, 2012 5:11:21 PM

hello everybody,

i've finished my own build PC today but when I press the on/off button nothing happens. No beeps and none of the vans are spinning. Can someone please help me. Don't know what to do??

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April 3, 2012 5:24:23 PM

try pressing the motherboard power button...
April 3, 2012 5:43:28 PM

ricardois said:
try pressing the motherboard power button...


What does the button look like i'm new with the whole PC stuff.
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April 3, 2012 5:53:10 PM

did you use standoffs between the mobo and the mobo tray
April 3, 2012 5:57:33 PM

bear in mind that not all mobo's have switches like that
April 3, 2012 5:58:41 PM

13thmonkey said:
did you use standoffs between the mobo and the mobo tray


No, I didn't used that.
April 3, 2012 6:09:18 PM

well the mobo needs to be separated from the tray by spacers/standoffs otherwise the mobo is contact with the metal of the tray and will be shorting out.
April 3, 2012 6:18:01 PM

13thmonkey said:
well the mobo needs to be separated from the tray by spacers/standoffs otherwise the mobo is contact with the metal of the tray and will be shorting out.


I've done it but still nothing is happening.
April 3, 2012 6:23:51 PM

have you connected correctly the case button to the System panel connector?

in the manual you can read the correct wait

if i'm not mistaken the power button goes

ooxxo
ooooo

on your motherboard.

you can read that in the manual at 1-25 page. (page 35 in pdf)
April 3, 2012 6:32:29 PM

ricardois said:
have you connected correctly the case button to the System panel connector?

in the manual you can read the correct wait

if i'm not mistaken the power button goes

ooxxo
ooooo

on your motherboard.

you can read that in the manual at 1-25 page. (page 35 in pdf)


I've done it exactly the same as in the manual. But it's still not working. Any other suggestions??
April 3, 2012 6:34:59 PM

bbobbob said:
I've done it but still nothing is happening.


that was very quick, I've known people kill motherboards by not using standoffs.
April 3, 2012 6:35:27 PM

try pressing the reset button
April 3, 2012 6:37:36 PM

13thmonkey said:
try pressing the reset button


Doesn't work either. I don't know what's wrong with my pc nothing works. :( 
April 3, 2012 6:41:22 PM

have you plugged all the PSU cables to the motherboard?
April 3, 2012 6:43:50 PM

ricardois said:
have you plugged all the PSU cables to the motherboard?


yeah, a 8-pin cable but I can't find where you have to put it in.
April 3, 2012 6:47:16 PM

8 pin can be video card.

the motherboard needs basically the 24 pin connected, and the cpu need the the ATX 4 pin.
April 3, 2012 6:48:52 PM

ricardois said:
8 pin can be video card.

the motherboard needs basically the 24 pin connected, and the cpu need the the ATX 4 pin.


the 24 pin and the ATX 4 pin are already connected and my video card needs a 6 pin and is already connected.
April 3, 2012 6:48:58 PM

Have you turned the PSU on? xD
April 3, 2012 6:49:50 PM

ricardois said:
Have you turned the PSU on? xD


haha yeah i've did that.
April 3, 2012 6:59:21 PM

ricardois said:
Have you turned the PSU on? xD


isn't there anything else what could be wrong?? because it's weird that there is nothin happening at all.
April 3, 2012 7:01:46 PM

yes normally video cards use 6pin but some need 8 pin connectors, maybe that is the 8 pin cable you do'nt know what for.

well if you did all that, it may be a defective motherboard or psu...
April 3, 2012 7:03:55 PM

ricardois said:
yes normally video cards use 6pin but some need 8 pin connectors, maybe that is the 8 pin cable you do'nt know what for.

well if you did all that, it may be a defective motherboard or psu...


the motherboard is not broken because the green light on the motherboard is turning on when i turn on the PSU
April 3, 2012 7:10:29 PM

well than the psu is not broken... the motherboard can still have a damaged component, but if the light is on, make sure the system panel connectors are Right it really looks like they are wrong.

if you are sure they are ok just like the manual, i would say mobo problem.
April 3, 2012 7:14:23 PM

ricardois said:
well than the psu is not broken... the motherboard can still have a damaged component, but if the light is on, make sure the system panel connectors are Right it really looks like they are wrong.

if you are sure they are ok just like the manual, i would say mobo problem.


well thanks for al your help i'm going to try it again with the panel connectors or else i'm going to buy a new motherboard.

thanks.
April 3, 2012 7:24:08 PM

it dead imo as you didnt use the stand offs.
April 3, 2012 7:32:50 PM

yes if you have powered it while touching a metal plate you will cause a shot circuit that can damage your motherboard... most of the times do.
April 3, 2012 7:37:18 PM

ricardois said:
yes if you have powered it while touching a metal plate you will cause a shot circuit that can damage your motherboard... most of the times do.



yeah that would probably be the problem. Do you have a motherboard on sale haha?? :p 
April 3, 2012 7:42:48 PM

I would try to RMA it...

If you need to buy a new one, this website have good prices:
http://www.newegg.com/

Well i don't have any spare mobo and I'm from Brazil...
April 3, 2012 7:57:05 PM

rma is a good bet, claim it was broke when you got it, you've only got the postage to risk.
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