First timer here. I'm not a complete novice - been messing with my own PCs for a good 20 years now - I've successfully switched memory, hard drives, cd roms, psus, individually but I've just done my first full case swap - so basically a fully working system, ive taken apart and put back into a new case piece by piece.
I think i got everything - the psu is on, there's 4 lights on the MoBo, the GPU's fan is whirring, but i dont get a system beep and I notice the CPU fan is not running.
I read something about "shorting the mobo" to get it running - i'm wondering if there is something basic I'm missing to get it fired up?
I understand perhaps I've shorted the whole lot? Maybe the 12v power molex has gone?
I unplugged everything bar the gpu and mobo and this made no difference - even dropped the ram down to 1 stick.
I do notice that i need to like press an hold the power 3 times before it turns on.
Is my only hope a new PSU. Could I have blown the CPU?
most times it a dead short issue. one of the standoffs is missings or on the new case the mb or cpu heat sink is shorting out or it the oi sheild shorting out. try bread boarding the mb outside the case. also chech that the 24 pin atx plug is in all the way and the 4/8 pin atx plug is connected.
I have 3 pc's right here. I push the button and they all start and run fine........... not one of them gives the "traditional" beep on start up.
the lights are probably idiot lights that ( I guess if you looked for the data ) should show an error if the machine didn't boot....... mobo idiot lights. My Gigabyte board has them. maybe they all do but the GIG board's are brighter and more noticeable.
check the cpu fan...you may have pissed the pins and cause a dead short..if the mb sees a dead short it wont post. make sure the cpu fan plugged into the cpu fan port and not a speaker port on some mb if there no cpu fan the system wont post.