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Brand new build, won't turn on, motherboard LED is on however

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January 23, 2013 1:23:34 PM

Hi everyone, I'm really stuck here. Bought new components for my computer. Everything is plugged in, PSU 24 and 4 pins are in the motherboard. PSU is set to the on switch, kettle lead's in fine. All I get is the green LED to turn on on my ASUS F2A85-M LE motherboard. Please help!
January 23, 2013 1:33:02 PM

Yes I've checked that, still nothing, no fans either :( 
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January 23, 2013 1:35:43 PM

what is your processor? and PSU?

afaik, for 125W cpu, 8 pin to mobo is a must

for most 65-77W cpu, 4 pin is okay
January 23, 2013 1:38:23 PM

make sure you are using standoffs for the motherboard and not screwed directly to the case causing a short
January 23, 2013 1:40:23 PM

Stand-offs are in
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January 23, 2013 1:41:49 PM

despite the culprit is probably something else....

that psu is crxp and might have power problem sooner or later

get this quality psu
corsair 430/500/600
or XFX 450/550
seasonic 450/above
anything you can afford...l for that amd apu, 400W is enough :) 
January 23, 2013 1:42:23 PM

have you got your power button plugged in the right orientation on your mobo
January 23, 2013 1:47:51 PM

Just plugged the PSU into another PC, and it was working perfectly. So I think that problem lies elsewhere
January 23, 2013 1:48:28 PM

kenny3105 said:
have you got your power button plugged in the right orientation on your mobo
Yes I have
January 23, 2013 1:53:19 PM

try removing 1 stick of ram if it works swap ram stick and try again if it fails its a faulty ram stick
January 23, 2013 1:54:47 PM

I have only one stick of RAM
January 23, 2013 2:17:02 PM

could be faulty do you have another you can try
January 23, 2013 2:32:36 PM

I'll try and get my hands on one tomorrow and get back to you guys. Thanks for the help so far :) 
January 25, 2013 3:07:43 PM

Right guys, can't get hands on any RAM thus far, but I try to boot the PC with no APU, RAM or HDD, just the PSU and mobo and all I get is this LED. No beep codes, no fans. Surely, for the mobo to realise the RAM is incompatible, the PSU would have to start up i.e. fans start spinning to detect the other hardware?
June 13, 2013 8:44:37 PM

Did you manage to fix this? I'm having similar problem
June 14, 2013 12:08:30 AM

I managed to sort it in the end. There motherboard was Dead on Arrival, so I exchanged it for an ASRock motherboard (which I think is actually better), connected everything, and it's been fine for five months now! The power supply I can't fault, despite it being a cheapo one. Hope you can fix your problem Lemtek!
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