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May 16, 2012 12:19:55 AM

Well I just received my newegg shipment in the mail and it won't turn on. There are many details but I'll try my best to give what I find to be most important:

1. I have a blue LED fan on my PSU and the light doesn't turn on when I plug in my computer, but I don't know if it should.
2. When the PSU is plugged in by itself it doesn't happen, but when it's plugged into the motherboard there's an odd almost gas/new car smell.
3. I have a power and reset button on my motherboard and they light up but do nothing when pressed.
4. I have an open box motherboard.
5. I just assumed that my CPU would only go in one way, maybe it wasn't mounted correctly.

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May 16, 2012 12:40:04 AM

What psu do you have?Where in the case is the psu? (top or bottom)
Does your case have any fans/ what case do you have?
Is the processor fan turning on?
Do you have a discrete graphics card installed?
Sorry about the number of questions.
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May 16, 2012 12:50:15 AM

1. Raidmax 730SS, on the bottom.
2. Yes, Thermaltake chaser
3. No.
4. Yes, 560 GTX
5. Thank you for all the questions lol
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May 16, 2012 1:51:06 AM

I just tried plugging only one fan into power suppl and the fan didn't turn on, PSU then?
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May 16, 2012 1:56:14 AM

Is the power switch on?
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May 16, 2012 1:57:51 AM

Charles_25 said:
Is the power switch on?


lol yes, the power switch is on...
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May 16, 2012 2:03:28 AM

Did you try powering the PSU by itself? Shorting the green and a black wire should do it...
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May 16, 2012 2:09:42 AM

ryandsouza said:
Did you try powering the PSU by itself? Shorting the green and a black wire should do it...


I don't know what you mean? Plug in the PSU and do what? Shorting the green and black wire doesn't mean anything to me...
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May 16, 2012 2:21:16 AM

There's also a switch that has 115 and 230 on it and I don't know what that is for.
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May 16, 2012 5:01:36 AM

Charles_25 said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xLy8rZRjU8

Watch this video, if it doesnt work it means your PSU messed up. Which means you have to replace it.


YAY! my power supply works... now what?

I unhooked everything and remounted my motherboard and the same thing happens. Safe to say I return my motherboard?

I read online that the paper clip test may not be sufficient and that I should hook the PSU up to a hard drive and see if it powers it, but I tried that and it didnt seem to power up (no noise).
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May 16, 2012 11:25:44 AM

reason I asked about case fans was because if they work the psu works, anyway. If you plug the computer into your monitor (through one of the graphics cards outputs) does it not recognize anything or does it say no signal? If it says no signal, but recognizes something, your motherboard is most likely faulty.
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