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Help me, Troubleshooting a new computer build.


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ronknights

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OK, I could use your help.

I built the barebones computer found at this link

I substituted a 500W modular power supply (PSU) for the one that came with the computer case.

I installed the memory, then hooked up the computer. I turned it on.

The computer doesn't go into POST, etc. The computer is very silent.

I can see that the Power Supply is running. A back case fan & CPU fan are running.

But that's it! I have no idea what to do next.

Well, I do intend to take a nap.. maybe when I wake up someone will know what to do!

Edited by ronknights, 09 June 2009 - 10:07 AM.

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From my understanding, this "barebone" kit came with.

1. Motherboard (with sound/lan card)
2. Processor
3. Memory
4. Hard drive
5. Case

This leaves you needing an operating system, a video card, and other misc parts (monitor/mouse/keyboard). If the motherboard does not have onboard graphics, then you are definitely not going to see anything - you will need to purchase a graphics card. Then after that, you will need to install and operating system.
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Thanks for your attempt to help. But it would have been easier if you took the time to read the product description.

Or I could have mentioned I have been building my own PCs for over 20 years.

I was just a bit stumped today.

The motherboard comes with onboard video, etc.

In the end, it appeared to be a faulty Power Supply (PSU).

Fortunately, I had another one.

Now all is working fine.
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Sorry I didn't have lots of time to read the page in full, it was quite cluttered with text.

Glad you were able to figure it out though.
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Again, thanks for the effort.

I could have posted more information myself... but I didn't want to risk posting Too Much Information.
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