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Gigabyte Mobo Wont POST

Last response: in Systems
June 25, 2012 4:22:36 AM

Hey Guys,

After a lot of time wasted
i cannot get my PC POST

firstly i have nothing when i turn on my PSU - no lights - not even the clear cmos light

Mobo - GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 1.0)
PSU - Seasonic 510W

I have replaced both parts above under warranty with brand new ones

I still cant get it to POST

Mistakes i can think of :

with the new board and PSU - i did not try switching the RAM ( i have 3x2G ram ) to white slots

I did not change the thermal paste - have the old paste still left on cpu cooler plate ( Noctua NHD14 ) and i just did not clean that completely ( thought i might leave it as i don't have fresh ones to put on - terrible right ?? )

i did not try taking the RAM altogether and turn on the PC

I dont see a point changing PSU - as mine is a brand new PSU i got

-- Can you guys think of anything else -- or am i totally missing something here ???

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July 2, 2012 10:54:47 AM

Are you sure the motherboard standoff's are installed correctly in the case?

If they're not all installed correctly they could be causing a short in the system which could present itself in this way.
July 3, 2012 12:35:18 PM

Thnx for the reply beefybish,

Yes ! loks like a short issue
Its strange that it never occurred to me to remove the board from the case and see if its working

Wile i still have two potential causes

Yes i finally got it working

First i took it out of case and it the MoBo started fine ( could be short issue somewhere )
Also i noticed that when im connecting the front panel usb slots to the board its not working

i took out the front panel usb's and replaced the standoffs in case and is working fine now

July 10, 2012 12:18:06 AM

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