Edited by aaomacman, 24 December 2009 - 01:28 AM.
New build won't start up
Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:27 AM
Posted 24 December 2009 - 07:14 AM
Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:25 AM
Posted 24 December 2009 - 11:28 AM
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 which 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
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
Posted 27 December 2009 - 07:49 AM
The electrical "pop" bothers me.
Orphan_Mutton...The switch can't be wired backwards. It can be on the wrong pins though. If it is on the correct pins on the board, then, backwards would still work because it is only a momentary contact.
aaomacman...In very simple terms. Assuming the computer is wired correctly. With the PSU on and the computer turned off, you will see a light on the board. This light only indicates 5vdc from the PSU to the board.
When you turn on the computer the board receives a momentary contact through the header block and then to the ATX power connector. If conditions are good the the rest of the PSU turns on and supplys the remaining power to the board.
The bios starts loading its defaults and the rest of the computer will boot up.
You will not get the light on the mouse till the OS is starting to load.
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