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February 9, 2013 9:01:06 PM

My new build is completely unresponsive. I built my PC 2 weeks ago, and made a mistake bending some pins. Got a replacement, and installed it today. Even with the new processor no luck... My attempts of turning it on consist of me flipping the switch on the power supply, and pressing the power button on the front. After that I stare in awe at my PC doing utterly nothing.

Specs:
AMD A6-5400k
ASRock FM2A75M-DGS
Crucial Ballistix 4GB 240 Pin DDR3 1866 1.5V
Stock Cooler
Video Card (Integrated into processor)
Corsair CX430 430V
Western Digital 250GB 7200RPM
APEX SK-393-C

EDIT:I now can get the power switch LED to turn on, but I hear no sounds from the system. I also don't want to unbox my brand new monitor if its not gonna work...

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February 9, 2013 10:10:55 PM

bike snatcher said:
Yes I have...


Are the motherboards lights on. If not then psu is no good or the motherboard is no good. If lights are on try jumping it manually with a paperclip as the case power button's wires could be messed up. Think about it critically and see whats wrong.
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February 9, 2013 10:23:35 PM

also check that the mb on top of the brass standoffs and not shorted out and the 4/8 pin atx power is connected.
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February 9, 2013 10:33:43 PM

smorizio said:
also check that the mb on top of the brass standoffs and not shorted out and the 4/8 pin atx power is connected.


Meaning make sure you placed the motherboard in the case properly ontop of the case/mobo screws. And make sure you have everything from the PSU cables plugged into everything on the motherboards socket.
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February 9, 2013 10:43:16 PM

The mobos lights are not on
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February 10, 2013 12:52:20 AM

bike snatcher said:
The mobos lights are not on


Then you know the motherboard is dead or the psu is dead and finally they could both be dead. Test the psu somewhere else and if its good, doa motherboard.
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February 10, 2013 2:04:55 AM

Are you sure you have all the cables connected to the proper connections?
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February 10, 2013 2:35:06 AM

Yes I am sure, but i'm not sure if my mobo even has leds on it...
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February 10, 2013 3:47:10 AM

Did you put this together outside of the case first? Or is all of this inside the case? And you have both the 4 and 24 pin connectors properly in place? The video card is in it's pci slot and you have it connected to the PSU? So, you're shorting a node or trying to use the power button on the case? Have you checked the power button connection to ensure it's placed properly? The colored wire will be the "#" or "+" charge.
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February 10, 2013 3:53:18 AM

eyeage said:
Did you put this together outside of the case first? Or is all of this inside the case? And you have both the 4 and 24 pin connectors properly in place? The video card is in it's pci slot and you have it connected to the PSU? So, you're shorting a node or trying to use the power button on the case? Have you checked the power button connection to ensure it's placed properly? The colored wire will be the "#" or "+" charge.


All inside the case.4 and 24 pin connectors are in place.I don't have a video card (Integrated). Using power button on case which lights up when I turn it on. Yes I checked my front panel connectors, and fixed them so now my power buttons LED turns on.
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February 10, 2013 3:59:22 AM

What else is plugged into your mobo? Next time I suggest you put it together outside the case to make sure it works, and to make it easier to properly seat the CPU/RAM easier. Does the CPU heatsink fan start when you push power? Are you sure you didn't bend a pin again?
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February 10, 2013 4:09:35 AM

eyeage said:
What else is plugged into your mobo? Next time I suggest you put it together outside the case to make sure it works, and to make it easier to properly seat the CPU/RAM easier. Does the CPU heatsink fan start when you push power? Are you sure you didn't bend a pin again?


My HDD,front panel usb,audio,and heat sink. The heatsink fan does not start when I push power. I'm not sure if i did bend a pin again.
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February 10, 2013 4:29:37 AM

Here's my suggestion. Take everything out of the case. Set the mobo on the mobo box, and get to where it's just the mobo/cpu/ram. Take the cooler off, and unseat the CPU. Look at make sure no pins are bent. If no pins are bent, place it back in it's seat on the mobo. Watch This . It might help you.
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February 10, 2013 4:48:56 PM

eyeage said:
Here's my suggestion. Take everything out of the case. Set the mobo on the mobo box, and get to where it's just the mobo/cpu/ram. Take the cooler off, and unseat the CPU. Look at make sure no pins are bent. If no pins are bent, place it back in it's seat on the mobo. Watch This . It might help you.

One problem with taking the mobo out of the case when I try to there's one stubborn standoff screw that I can't take it it just keeps moving in circles D:
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February 10, 2013 6:48:35 PM

Did you install the stand-offs or were they already installed? You're probably going to have to take the stand-off with the mobo and then hold the stand-off while unscrewing. You really don't need to tighten the mobo screws that tight
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February 17, 2013 5:42:09 PM

eyeage said:
Did you install the stand-offs or were they already installed? You're probably going to have to take the stand-off with the mobo and then hold the stand-off while unscrewing. You really don't need to tighten the mobo screws that tight


Sorry for the late response. I installed the standoffs... How exactly am I supposed to remove the mobo with the stand-off?
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February 17, 2013 7:02:09 PM

As you unscrew, the stand off will unscrew instead of the screw, as you said it was "spinning in circles"
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February 20, 2013 9:21:43 PM

eyeage said:
As you unscrew, the stand off will unscrew instead of the screw, as you said it was "spinning in circles"

Well I took the mobo out of of the case the processor is fine, and then I poked the power button front panel connector pin with a screwdriver. Then absolutely nothing happened. I'm guessing my mobo is doa?
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February 20, 2013 9:53:40 PM

Have you tested the PSU?
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February 21, 2013 12:14:07 AM

eyeage said:
Have you tested the PSU?

Nope since I have no desktops to test it on. I'm assuming it works since the power button on the case lights up...
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February 25, 2013 8:58:08 PM

eyeage said:
Have you tested the PSU?

Well I used the paperclip method, and my PSU turned on just fine.
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