PC WONT TURN ON
Posted 25 April 2005 - 02:40 PM
Posted 25 April 2005 - 06:19 PM
Make sure the cpu fan is connected to the correct header on the mobo (motherboard)
Clear the cmos, unplug and the move the cmos jumper to pins 2&3 for 5 minutes then make sure you return the jumper to pin 1&2.
Post back your results and we will move on.
Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:13 AM
Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:32 AM
I did not put spacers behind the mobo, could this be causing it to ground out? If so could i have caused any damage? Again Thanks a lot. I will post up what happens when i get it back.
Posted 26 April 2005 - 06:44 AM
I helped my friend build his comp and it wouldn't start. I spent hours checking why. I unplugged everything, checked the jumpers, reseeded the CPU...I mean everything. Then, he figured it out. It was the power supply. It wasn't bad because it was brand new. The switch on the back of the PS was set to like 320. It had to be at the next setting because the comp needed more power in order to boot. That little red tab on the back of the comp. Switch that up, then try it. It might be it. If you've tried everything else, it's either that or a faulty power supply. Let me know what happens
Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:15 AM
Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:56 PM
I know that it was thr problem when all other problems were resolved through basic troubleshooting. Anyway, one last thing, did you check jumper setttings on possibly your graphics card or something. That could do it. Another biggie is that your ram might not be supported by your mobo. Some mobo's don't support generic brand ram. Does your procesor have proper cooling? One last thing, did you make sure everything was seeded. If you have a pci card or a agp card that's not seeded right or properly locked down...You wouldn't see anything. But really it wouldn't make sense because your comp should at least turn on. When in doubt, do basic troubleshooting. Remove all the unneccessary items (such as the sound card, HD, Floopy) and try to boot. To run the comp, all you need is the Mobo, Ram and a power source. If your comp turns on, turn it back off and one by one add parts. Through the process of elimination you'll be able to tell if you have a short or not. If it doesn't turn on after you remove all the excess...Then its either the ram, power supply, cpu or mobo. If I had to make a bet, I would say that the ram isn't supported. Do that and let me know what happens. Just for kicks, your not getting any light or beep sequences are you? Let me know what happens.
Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:15 PM
I put the spacers behind the MOBO and then i tapped the power source, put it back together and then BAM!!! It worked. THanks Chumara for the spacer advice. I know now that was the problem. And to think i almost spent $70 to see if FRYS could fix it. Thanks for all the help guys, i know i will be on this forum alot mor now.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 06:16 AM
That was pretty wierd but if it works, what can I say. I'll keep that in mind for my secret comp building tricks just in case something goes wrong on my next build. Glad to here it works though. :-) Anyway, you know what they say...When building a computer, you have a 50/50 chance of it working. Otherwise tear down and rebuild.
Posted 28 April 2005 - 06:43 PM
Posted 29 April 2005 - 06:28 AM
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