Hi, I recently purchased a new rig, I had some issues at first when installing it, but then I figured it out. Now when I did a test to see if it would start up, it did, but when i went to plug the disk drive and the hard drive in, it suddenly won't power up any more. I tried unplugging them, but that didn't seem to help.
was the computer or or was there power to the mb when you plugged the drives in.if there wss you could have fried the mb. when working on a pc you need to turn off the power supply and unplug it from the wall and wait for the power supply to drain and the green power led on the mb to go out. if the mb was tested outside the case then put into the case check that the motherboard shield (i/o pannel) and the standoff are under the mb and not shorting out the mb. also is any of the fans turning on?? one goof people do is they forget to plug in the 4/8 pin power plug near the cpu and the video card six or eight pin pci power plug. or they connected there monitor to the onboard video port and not the video card port.