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Hurricane47

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Hi

This is new to me so would appreciate any help on offer.

I have just built a system using the following components:

632/632S My Tique case
Enermax NoiseTaler II power supply
GA-M57SLI-S4 rev 2.0 motherboard
nVidia GForce 8600 graphics card
360Gb HDD

I have followed the installation instructions to the best of my ability and although the optical mouse lights up and the
keyboard lights flash when I turn on the power, none of the system, cpu, case or power supply fans work and the
computer does not start so I can install any software.

There are a lot of single connection wires that emerge from the power supply as well as combination connectors for
LED lights etc. Do all of these need to be plugged in somewhere for it to start?

Also, the DVD/CD draw will not work when turned on.

Can anyone shed light on my problem or do I need to disconnect everything and start from scratch?

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Doby

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With what you are explaining you should do a bench test,,,,,,,

Place the motherboard on the box it came with and install only

cpu with fan heatsink
psu
ram
video card
monitor, keyboard, mouse
Touch the 2 pins that the case switch connect to with a screw driver briefly this should start the computer

These components are all a computer needs to post and enter bios

The idea is just to try and get the machine to post and see if you can get into bios, the behavior you have explained could be associated with a case short this will eliminate that possibilty, post back what happens

Edited by Doby, 15 February 2008 - 10:28 PM.

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Hi Doby

Thanks for the advice. I took it apart and re-assembled the same way and it started fine. I think
one of the connections wasn't seated properly, also the system fan was in the wrong connection.
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Your welcome and great news, hope all else goes well!
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