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kynox

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Hi, i recently built a new pc using the following components:

Asus A8N-E
AMD 3800+
NVIDIA 7600 GT
512 MB DDR Ram

Now, before putting it into the case it would boot, but i had a scare because it would just sit there after the hdd made its start up sound. Turns out i had forgotten to plug in the 4x Power Plug(square one). After that it booted perfectly fine.

So now i put it into my case and it doesnt get past that same point, hdd starts up, fans spin.. yet no boot, not even a beep so debugging it is hard..

So i take it out of the case and put it on the table, take everything out, reset CMOS.. still nothing. Moved ram from slots 1-4.. nothing.

So here i am, completely baffled to what the problem could be. If i could get any help regarding the issue i would greatly be in debt.

Thanks
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Did you handle any of the parts while the computer was on? What kind of surface did you have it on? Start by remounting your CPU cooler to make sure that is done properly. If that doesn't work try a different stick of RAM if you are able. You can have a look here: PC Troubleshooting. I think theres a decent chance that the board is dead.
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Hi, the surface was the PC Case, so whatever they make them out of these days :whistling:. I've tried remounting the cooler with no effect, havn't tried a different stick of ram yet, but that shouldnt stop it from beeping?. Cheers
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Most of the times the MOBO does beep when there is bad RAM but this not always the case. I had a bad stick once and it just continued to "run" w/o any video or bootup, simular to your situation. You can try starting with no RAM to see if you can force a beep.
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I've tried everything to get it to beep, it just.. wont :/ I have a bad feeling the mobo may have been damaged while installing it into the case, but i handled it with extreme care so if it did, i have no idea how it happened.

It just seems strange that it would boot into windows fine, but the moment i put it into a case and try running it, it fails.. :/
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Things like that happen. Asus has a history of shipping DOA boards. When you had it outside of the case was the front case power button connected?

Check very closely all your PSU connections. Look for loose connections, loose wires, and pins coming out. Have a look at the troubleshooting page I posted in post #2. It is looking to me like you will probably have to return your board.
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Crap.. Ive actually had it for over a year (Was waiting for my old pc to die) thus its warranty is now expired :/.

"When you had it outside of the case was the front case power button connected?" No, i had a button from another case which i just used as a replacement to save carrying around a case.

I've tried another PSU so i know its not the PSU at fault.
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Have you tried this other power button a second time?
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I've tried in/out of the case, so yes
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I'm going to leave this thread alone now. Unless someone else comes up with something different, I think you are looking at a dead board.
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Hey, it could be the CPU as well, that is a valid reason for the internal speaker not beeping at all. Did you apply thermal paste correctly to the CPU/heatsink? Maybe you should look under the mobo on the other side of the socket and see if you see any dark burnt marks. Would you happen to have another CPU with the same socket you can try? Maybe try re-seating the CPU making sure the pins are fine and there is no dust in the socket. Re-apply some thermal paste. These are all last resort things you can try. You've got nothing to lose.
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