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New build wont start

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July 1, 2012 7:38:09 AM

the computer turns on, and the fans on the tower work and also the heat sink fan works. i get nothing on the monitor. my friend thinks its a ram problem, but im pretty sure it is compatible with the motherboard.

this is my setup:

ASRock Z77 Pro4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-

Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115078

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...tent-_-text-_-

Samsung 830-Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 128GB 2.5" SATA III MLC Internal SSD Single Unit Versn
http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=SAMSSD128
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July 1, 2012 8:01:50 AM

try taking the mb out of the case to see if you shorted the mb to a stand off or the i/o shield. if it boots when it sitting on top of the mb box then you know you have a short. if it wont post...check that you have the 4/8 pin atx power plug and the 24 pin atx power plug pluged in and the cpu fan plugged in. some mb if the cpu fan is not connected wont post.
July 1, 2012 8:13:13 AM

hey, what is a short?

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July 1, 2012 8:13:17 AM

also, its not a ram problem?
July 1, 2012 9:28:45 AM

hey, just checked on g.skills site. the ram is compatible with my mother board. im guessing this is a defected motherboard?
July 1, 2012 10:29:38 AM

hey, i just checked my power supplys 20/24 pin connector. 1 of them is missing a metal piece on it. but when i turn on the computer, it works fine. here is a picture: http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/drewster88/100_1...

im not sure what do to now, i get no post on the monitor. please help.
July 1, 2012 5:37:23 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX#Power_connection_to_th...
that normal for a 24 pin atx power supply. you ned to plug in all 24 pins on the atx plug. then near the cpu is a 4/8 pin white or black atx plug. you need to plug power into those pins too. a short is when you ground out an electrical part. bad shorts something goes pop and smokes. with mb people forget to use the case stand offs and short the mb to the case.
July 2, 2012 2:18:28 AM

smorizio said:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX#Power_connection_to_th...
that normal for a 24 pin atx power supply. you ned to plug in all 24 pins on the atx plug. then near the cpu is a 4/8 pin white or black atx plug. you need to plug power into those pins too. a short is when you ground out an electrical part. bad shorts something goes pop and smokes. with mb people forget to use the case stand offs and short the mb to the case.


thank you! i completely forgot to plug the 4/8 pin. works like a charm now. but instead of 8 pins, i only had to plug in 4 pins. mobo runs GREAT
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