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New build-wont power on

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Hannah Melissa Bowles

Hannah Melissa Bowles

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Ok, so this is my first build and I'm very frustrated right now.

I put everything together according to all manuals/online guides I've read. But when I finally got it all hooked up and went to push the power button-nothing. I checked everything was plugged in properly, psu switched on, plugged in to wall, etc etc. still nothing. So, I disconnected the front panel switches and bridged the power switch pins with a screwdriver. I got power long enough for the LEDs to flash and the fans spin a few times, then it stopped. It does this every time. I tried putting a different psu in, did not help. I then replaced the mobo thinking it might be shorted, still the same thing. I also tried disconnecting everything except cpu/heatsink, graphics card, one stick of ram. still, cpu fan spins a few times then nothing. any idea what this could be? bad component or could i be doing something wrong?

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Hi Hannah, Posted Image

From looking at the steps you have taken, the most likely cause is a short under the Mobo.

Unplug from the wall socket and take anti static measures, (TASM).

You will need to remove the Mobo, again, and place it on a piece of cardboard larger than the board.

Check the stand-offs attached to the Mobo mounting plate. there must be the same number of stand-offs, in the same pattern, as the screw holes in the Mobo, (NO EXTRA ONES) remove extra or reposition as necessary.
Check there are no loose screws or pieces of wire.

Let us know the result.
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Still waiting for a reply from you. Did you fix the problem?
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