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April 15, 2012 10:11:24 PM

Hey, I just got a Antec 430W psu. I plugged in the 4 pin and 20 pin connectors to the motherboard and plugged a power cord to the psu and nothing happend. Not sure if I'm missing something or if the psu is dead. Let me know, thanks. 9 videos on youtube showing possible setups and my connections watch them if it helps. OoAndyoiO. pc issue 1, 2 ,3 ,4 ,5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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April 15, 2012 10:12:36 PM

It should turn on with those connected to a motherboard!
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April 15, 2012 10:51:22 PM

I just plugged in some more things and I'm getting one thing flashing on the case and it turns off when I turn off the psu? A sign of hope?
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April 15, 2012 10:51:43 PM

Other then that though. Nothing else is turning on.
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April 15, 2012 11:10:36 PM

Hd led is on.
That's it
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April 15, 2012 11:34:10 PM

When you say 4 pin do you mean CPU power or 20+4pin for motherboard?
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April 16, 2012 12:21:52 AM

24 pin atx power connector and 8pin atx power connector.
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April 16, 2012 12:24:03 AM

For the test boot it should turn on with just those.
I plugged in the front panel on switch and all the rest of the front panel things but it won't turn on.
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April 16, 2012 12:45:18 AM

rolli59 said:
Post all your specs and run through this guide step by step http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-perform-ste...


LOL, I had to learn all those steps by making most of those same mistakes :)  Wish that would have been there 15 years ago when i started building pc's
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April 16, 2012 12:52:49 AM

The led is blinking which means my pc is in s1 sleep state. Does this mean any thing to you guys? Also still not sure if I have my front panel cords connected right. The Manual is showing that my pwr connector is 1 pin rather then the two on the psu. Should I only connect half?
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April 16, 2012 1:01:45 AM

I've done 1-23. Still nothing. However my front panel dosen't look like the one linked on that guide. there's 8 + 1 dummy pin. I have the led hooked to the 6th pair of 2 going down not sideways and it's taking up two pins not 1 like the manual is showing. The manual is showing the pwr connected to one pin which is the one the led is connected to. But the led is the only one working....
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April 16, 2012 1:03:16 AM

The led light only works when plugged in the way it is, just checked. I'm really at a loss.
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a c 1098 V Motherboard
April 16, 2012 1:03:24 AM

Motherboard manual has the pin layout for the board and the case should have its wire diagram!
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April 16, 2012 1:05:55 AM

Like I said. I have the manual but what it's showing isn't what's working. It's showing that there should only be a one pin connector for each. My case has two pin connectors. The only way the led is working is using the two pins. Which the motherboard manual is saying the pwr should be using one of the ones that the led is using.
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April 16, 2012 1:08:37 AM

I have never seen a single pin connector for leds pwr and reset switches, wires usually colored with either white or black wire. (color being +)
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April 16, 2012 1:16:02 AM

The wires are multi colored. Orange, white, blue and green. There's only 8 pins and the manual is showing Pled+ Pled- Pwrbtn# Gnd Reset Gnd Hdled and hdled+ each for one pin. Wish I could show you the Manual.
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April 16, 2012 1:21:11 AM

What's the motherboard model? We could probably download the manual and look at it.
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April 16, 2012 1:23:10 AM

Andrewoi1 said:
The wires are multi colored. Orange, white, blue and green. There's only 8 pins and the manual is showing Pled+ Pled- Pwrbtn# Gnd Reset Gnd Hdled and hdled+ each for one pin. Wish I could show you the Manual.

You could, you've just got to help a little to be helped, by telling rolli what motherboard and case you have.
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a c 694 ) Power supply
a c 1098 V Motherboard
April 16, 2012 1:47:58 AM

Power led + (colored wire)
Power led - (white or black wire)
Power button + (colored wire)
Power button ground (white or black wire)
Reset switch (colored wire)
Reset switch ground (white or black wire)
Hard drive led (white or black wire)
Hard drive led + (colored wire)
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April 16, 2012 1:56:09 AM

asrock z68 usb3 and Coolermaster 430
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a c 694 ) Power supply
a c 1098 V Motherboard
April 16, 2012 2:09:48 AM

If it is this one http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68M/USB3
Then it is pretty clear on page 28 in the manual.
The colored wires go on the + and the black or white on the - or ground.
Power led and switch on the top of the connector, HDD led and reset switch on the bottom. Nothing on the dummy.
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April 16, 2012 3:53:32 AM

That's the model but on my page 28 it's installing windows.
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April 16, 2012 4:07:12 AM

Arranged it that way and now nothing is lighting. Only way I got the hdd led to light was putting it down and not sideways were Pwr should be.
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April 16, 2012 4:13:28 AM

Is there a way I can turn it on without dealing with any of the front panel stuff just to test it.
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April 16, 2012 4:20:04 AM

Andrewoi1 said:
Is there a way I can turn it on without dealing with any of the front panel stuff just to test it.


Yes, just short the two Power SW pins with a screwdriver. That's all the power switch does anyway, is short the pins for a split second.
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April 16, 2012 4:23:34 AM

Yeah on the online version p28. p+ then p- on top. I only have one Power which is pwr sw. Bottom I only have one Hdd wire not + and - wires. ( I've tried moving it either way and it still didn't work) Then the reset on the bottom. When I did it like that nothing went off at all. When I put The Hdd led where it says pwrbtn and gnd it works.
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April 16, 2012 4:31:59 AM

That's strange, and I've never seen a one wire power switch before, but you should still be able able to short the two pins (PWRBTN and GND) with a screwdriver to get it start up at least.

Edit: Just had a thought that I may have misunderstood you about there only being one wire (one physical wire) for the power switch, but one thing I forgot to mention is that polarity doesn't matter for the power switch. As long as it's plugged into the PWRBTN and GND pins, the orientation doesn't matter.
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April 16, 2012 4:43:14 AM

Alright I'll try that out. Also does s1 sleep mode mean any thing?
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a c 137 V Motherboard
April 16, 2012 4:45:49 AM

Read my last edit too, but sleep shouldn't even be active outside of the OS anyway.
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April 16, 2012 4:51:47 AM

Nothing happens when I touch it with a screw driver. Still only response I'm getting out of all the things is the hdd led plugged into the wrong place... Should I just send back the Mobo or the Psu.
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April 16, 2012 4:55:20 AM

Do you have a GPU plugged in? if so disconnect it, IIRC it wont start if there are no power cords to the gpu (if there are supposed to be any) also try reversing the angle you have the pins

IE if you have 'em vertical put them horizontal

Also for the mobo you did use the ATX12v not the PCIE, correct? if you used the pcie you probably shorted the motherboard.
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April 16, 2012 4:56:02 AM

The reason I ask about the sleep is that the only thing that's working is the hdd led light blinking telling me it's in s1 sleep mode.
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April 16, 2012 4:57:15 AM

I would say that that is the last resort option, but I'm out of ideas at the moment, myself. Hopefully someone else can bring a fresh set of eyes to look over this situation.

That was reply to your return question...
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April 16, 2012 4:57:33 AM

I don't have the Gpu plugged in. I've tried putting all the power cords in different ways and the only response I've gotten is having the hdd led vertical. Other then that no response from the connectors or a screw driver.
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April 16, 2012 4:59:56 AM

And yes I didn't use the PCIE. Just the 8 pin connector and the 24 pin connectors.
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a c 137 V Motherboard
April 16, 2012 5:04:01 AM

Do you have a way to take a pic of what the FP wires look like?
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April 16, 2012 5:06:25 AM

I don't have the wires plugged in at all atm. I can take a pic with a iphone of how they look when I get the hdd blinking and how they are supposed to look when nothing happens. Let me see what I can do.
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April 16, 2012 5:07:14 AM

Can you take a picture for us? :) 
I see from the manual you need to have the PWRBTTN directly in the middle of the front panel connector vertically (so it cover the top pin and bottom GRND pin

also the layout is a bit weird, power/reset go vertical ..HDD and power LED go horizontal
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April 16, 2012 5:14:55 AM

I took like 50 pictures let me see if I can link some. I don't have them the way you just stated I'll try that out to.
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April 16, 2012 5:16:54 AM

Yeah I'm not able to Email them to my email. Only send them to a phone. I'm going to take a video and put it on youtube.
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a c 137 V Motherboard
April 16, 2012 5:22:27 AM

That's a great catch by mouse. I just assumed that it should work either way, but it can't hurt to try them in that orientation too.
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April 16, 2012 5:24:09 AM

pc issue, pc issue 2, pc issue 3. OoAndyoiO
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April 16, 2012 5:25:05 AM

I'll make pc issue 4 using Mouses way and see how that works.
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a c 76 ) Power supply
a c 137 V Motherboard
April 16, 2012 5:30:45 AM

The first video looks like how I would have thought it should go too, but hopefully mouse is right.
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April 16, 2012 5:32:28 AM

Tried mouses way still nothing. Uploaded another video using it.
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April 16, 2012 5:40:01 AM

Hmmm, put the reset switch where the power button goes and try that maybe its just a bad power button?
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a c 76 ) Power supply
a c 137 V Motherboard
April 16, 2012 5:41:41 AM

I'm inclined to believe that the mobo is at fault, but I hate declaring that without all troubleshooting options being exhausted.
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April 16, 2012 5:42:18 AM

Should I post a video of all 105 of those? :p 
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