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nilnats

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Hey, im hoping someone can help me with this. I have built a computer with a centurion 5 case and a gigabyte motherboard. After i finished, i tried to turn on the power, but nothing happens!!! I first thought it was my power supply, but i bought a new one and that doesn't work either. Is the fan of the power supply supposed to turn on by itself? i mean if i just plug in the power supply to an outlet, should it do anything? please help!!!!!!!
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Neil Jones

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Do not plug a power supply into the mains and try to start it without a load on it. It will burn itself out.
Plugging a unit into the mains will not make a PSU power on. The only (accepted) trigger method is for a motherboard's power switch to be closed. If it should come on without a load do not use it.

Your symptoms can be caused by a variety of things - typically front panel connectors are wrong, power and reset are back to front, USB cables are wired up wrong (not normally an issue but a possibility) or the board isn't shielded properly (ensure that none of it is touching the back plate and that there are no stray standoffs).
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