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Computer wont turn on, thought it was PSU but it wasn't, anything


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cheeziypoof

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My computer was working fine, then one day it wouldn't start. When i press the power button the LEDs on my fans and ram blink. I don't think it's a planned blink more of a turning on for a split second. From what i've read, it sounds like the PSU. So i bought a new PSU, installed it, and same thing happened.
I reseated my vid card and made sure everything was snug.

Any other suggestions other than PSU?
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Best thing to do would be narrow it down remove all extra things, If you have on board graphics use that and remove your external one
1 stick of ram, 1HDD etc then if it loads slowly put things back in till the problems occurs then you'll have the issue :)
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LED's on the RAM?????

Haven't seen this before - are you sure?
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Disconnect everything from the Motherboard except

* keyboard
* mouse
* video output
* 20+4 powercable
* 4/8 pin 12v wire both coming from the powersupply,
* Cpu fan wire
* power and reset button to the case
*case speaker

Now you should have NOTHING connected to the motherboard except what was listed above.

The goal here is just to test the mobo:

If the computer still will not boot up the please remove the motherboard from the computer along with the power supply

place the motherboard on a piece of card board larger than the motherboard,

this will eliminate a short from the mobo to the case witch could be a possibility

Install the cpu with, 1 stick ram in dimm 1, power supply, case switch and case speaker
Connect ps2 mouse and keyboard along with the monitor
Repeat the above and power on

If the computer now boots into bios you most likely had a case short so make sure when installing the motherboard in the case that you use standoffs and they line up with the mounting holes in the motherboard and none of the standoffs touch anything else on the underside of the board.


Thanks to Cbarnard for these instructions

Edited by rshaffer61, 28 April 2009 - 08:09 AM.

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ya, LED's on the ram. GEIL black dragon ram, it's kinda cool.

no onboard graphics :)

I ended up just RMA'n the mobo, i tried to take everything out, resocket it, took out the BIOS battery for 10 mins to test that. Only thing i didn't do was test the grounds. I figured if the comp worked for 4 months it shouldn't suddenly lose a ground on the case (i don't thrash it around and i just tried to turn it on 3 hrs after the last use when it wouldn't work).

I read on the MSI forums that out of the 24 pins, 2 make a short with the PSU to ensure that the power's working right. My one thought was that maybe here's no short there. if the PSU didn't short correctly it would only apply the power for a very (very very) brief amount of time.

Hopefully the RMA will work, thanks for the help.
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