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Power Supply DOA?


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so ive just completed building my desktop, but when i try to turn it on, i get no power. my PSU doesnt even make a noise. is this a clear clue that its DOA?
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Sure the power cable is not broken, and securely fastened from PSU to outlet? Are you sure the switch on the power supply is in the "on" position, the little straight line is chosen, not the "open" off position circle?
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yes to both of those.
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Have you checked your wall outlet with another device to ensure it is working?

Do you have a powerbar with a switch? is it off?

Are your wires from the front of the case plugged in to the proper pins on the MOBO? if not when you are pressing the switch it won't send the signal to power up...

(you could have kept this in the thread we were working on but it is not a problem.)

Good luck let us know how this works.

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im afraid my pins are in the wrong place. the codes on my mobo map are kinda tough to read....


should something be running to my primary IDE connecter?

Edited by MrFeenee, 07 June 2009 - 11:07 PM.

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only IDE devices...

What motherboard do you have?
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Mother board is a ASRock A780GXE
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Here is a link to the manual online...

Go to the 29th page... this is probably much clearer, and you can zoom something you can't do with the manual you were provided with...

The connections are made from left to right on the picture labeled system panel header...

Read each wire and separate them reset, pwr button etc... then hook them up in Left to right fashion and you should get it...

Nothing currently should be going to your IDE connector.(you don't have hardware with that interface)

Good luck

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Edited by cbarnard, 07 June 2009 - 11:32 PM.

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MrFeenee

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k thanks alot. but i cant seem to find where the power button would connect to.
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Zoom in 200%-300% in with your PDF viewer it will give you a very clear picture of what you are looking at.


The Power Button wires should be attached to the number 3 and 4 pin from the left on the top row.

the Power button wire should go on #3 pin

and the ground wire for the power button should go on the 4th pin

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This one... did you read this part? Did you get it all right, or you're not sure?

[attachment=30836:Mobo_F_P...nnectors.jpg]
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ok ive located this but am still a little confused. Since each female connector has 2 slots how do these lay on the board? Vertically or horizontally? (in coordination with the picture)
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Er... you talking about the F_Panel? They should be perpendicular... so technically, that's horizontal. (If it's an upright desktop case).

PICS?

Edited by Troy, 08 June 2009 - 12:05 AM.

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and....IT Works!!! awesome thanks alot guys.


possibly my last question: do I need to use all these disks that came with my grahpics card and MOBO?
or should I go into installing my os?

Edited by MrFeenee, 08 June 2009 - 12:24 AM.

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You will need to install the OS before you can use the graphics card and mobo discs... Or you could download the latest drivers for the graphics card and motherboard from the manufacturer's websites... Usually these are newer.

Great work, it's always good to hear something works out. :)

Cheers

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