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Computer won't start

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July 31, 2012 12:01:46 PM

I pressed the power button on my psu and only the motherboard starts. everything is plugged in and not even the case goes on. I tried disconnecting the graphics card (Gtx 670) and still nothing. Someone please help?

I have an asus P8Z77-V mobo, 3570k, Corsair Graphite 600t case, and Kingwin Ap-550 PSU

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July 31, 2012 12:23:18 PM

Ya I have. It's the one with the small conector and the bigger one right next to it that go into the same socket?

edit: if you're wondering the green light turns on on the motherboard
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July 31, 2012 12:36:11 PM

sniff* did you plug in your graphics card?
July 31, 2012 1:42:05 PM

Make sure your RAM is seated all the way. Take the GPU out of the picture. Put it back in the box for now.
July 31, 2012 1:42:47 PM

the powercords for it
July 31, 2012 3:13:11 PM

ya I plugged in the powercords for it
July 31, 2012 3:24:38 PM

and the ram is in place
July 31, 2012 5:23:58 PM

I do not think you have both power plugs in. Looking at your board in the computer: You should have one large 24 pin power plugged in at the edge closest to the front of the case; Another 8 pin goes into the socket at the top right above the large blue heat sink.. They are NOT next to each other.
July 31, 2012 7:57:34 PM

Ok, that one is plugged in aswell
July 31, 2012 7:57:51 PM

thought you were talking bout something else
July 31, 2012 9:33:20 PM

Does the fan on the cpu spin and keep spinning? Are the fans plugged into the MB headers or directly off the PSU connectors? Did you attach power and data cables to each device (HDD, CD/Disc, etc.)
July 31, 2012 11:30:07 PM

the cpu doesn't turn on. the fans are plugged into the mb headers. and yes
August 2, 2012 4:21:54 AM

Your descriptions are exactly what would happen if that second 8 pin connector was not plugged in. Have you tried the re-seat the two power plugs into the MB. Any chance of a pic.? It is possible the PSU is bad. Can you try swapping another in? You would just to use the 2 MB connectors.
August 3, 2012 12:51:35 AM

fixed it, i had the power switch plugged in the wrong way. Thanks for the suggestions!
August 15, 2012 3:55:45 AM

tsk tsk tsk i told you