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That is strange.
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yeah it is, lol, im messing with the jumper on the cmos to see if that helps

any ideas?

EDIT: Didn't help. I'm clueless ;[

Edited by Vimpoco2010, 14 January 2010 - 06:36 PM.

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Person helping me build it says it might have something to do with drivers?
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Optical drives like cdrom's and dvd's don't use drivers anymore. They are pretty much plug and play except for maybe a firmware update. Yours I would normally say it is a failing drive but since you tried a different known working drive with the same results i can't say that.
How about a new IDE cable?
Is there any rips or pinched areas in the one you have? Maybe a hole in it somewhere?
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Ok so I tried hooking it up to a monitor for the first time to get into windows.

Monitor wont display anything or get recognized.

Also USB keyboard and mouse will not get recognized.

I don't know what's wrong. I'm almost absolutely sure everything is plugged in correctly. The only thing I left unplugged is a little 4-pin cable that's attached with the biggest cable going into JATXPWR1. All fans running just fine, CPU fan is running, PSU fan is running, GFX Card fan is running.

Random observations:

- Two little red lights are on, on the mobo, underneath the PCI slots.
- If plugged in ever so slightly and tilted up, the mouse will get power and the optical lazer will shine.
- CD-Rom works withOUT IDE cable plugged in.

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It sounds like a mobo problem.. but if there was a mobo problem, why is the CPU fan getting power? And why is the GFX card fan getting power?

Edited by Vimpoco2010, 14 January 2010 - 08:04 PM.

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Oh my this isn't looking right.
We have only a couple of possibilities to what is going on.
Motherboard or PSU.
Motherboard could still power on but not have enough to power everything. PSU faulty could also cause this issue.
My wife had a motherboard like what you are describing with the lights. It would do the green and red lights like that and I ended up building her a new system completely.
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If it helps, before I scrapped my old case, the CD Drive wasn't working back then either. I couldn't get it to open either then or now. But then everything else was working, of course.
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Ahhh ok, well that answers for your drive but not the other.
Now that you reminded me of the new case let me ask is this the first time you have booted since replacing the case?
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Yeah I turned it on for the first time in like 4 months today. I dusted everything out thoroughly.

Edited by Vimpoco2010, 14 January 2010 - 08:25 PM.

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OK so the case is not new just turning the system on for the first time in 4 months?
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no.. the case is brand new, that's why I was so confused about it, much better and different from my old one

Everything else was in my old case. I transferred all the hardware over and put it all into the new case.
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Ahhh ok, I think I have a ideal.
This all worked before correct?
I think the issue now is a shorting problem.
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A what?
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Err... I think I did something retarded. Hold on. I left JATXPWR3 empty.
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Powering down to switch cables, I'll let you know how it goes in a little while
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