I just put together a bare bones kit (Specifications below) that I bought online and I'm not able to get it to power up.
I have everything hooked up and ready to go, but when I plug it in and flip the switch--no fans, no POST beeps.
My instinct tells me that it is the power supply, however there is an LED on the system board that lights up when I plug in the power cable, so I think that negates that theory.
I've tried minimal install-just graphics adapter, 1 memory DIMM and the CPU and fan--and it still doesn't power up.
My only theories are
1. Bad power supply.
2. Bad power switch connector or
3. Short in the chassis or
4. Bad motherboard
It's been a while since I've put together a computer so I'm not sure if there is something obvious that I have forgotten. If anybody has any advice that could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Asus M3N78 PRO ATX Motherboard
AMD Phenom X4 9500 2.20GHz Socket AM2+ Retail Processor
OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB)
Sparkle GeForce 9400 GT Video Card
Sony DRUV200A/BR DVD/CD Rewritable IDE Retail Drive
Ultra LS500 Lifetime Series 500W Power Supply