Finally got it all together and NO POST :Mad:

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  1. Mycophiles

    Mycophiles OT Supporter

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    Put everything together and no post. Checked power supply. Nope. Checked Ram. Nope. CPU is right as rain. Cleared C-mos. Unless it's a bad cr2032 battery I don't know what else I can check.

    New build. Put everything in and the led on the board comes on but nothing else happens. No fans. No NOTHING. NO beep codes.

    Fucking shit. Since It's been past 30days from newegg a 16 day RMA'ing process looms ahead. :wtc:
     
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    what do you mean by checked, nope?

    if you have empty DIMM slots make sure your ram is in the right slots.
     
  3. Mycophiles

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    Checked that. They are in the right socket. I even pulled a worked stick and put it in there by itself. Still nothing. :sadwavey:

    edit: Meant I checked the power supply using a tester and the power supply shows good on all the rails. So 'nope' that's not the problem.
     
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    i'd take out the mobo out of the case to rule out grounding issues
    place it on top of an anti-static surface and test from there
    reseat cpu, use 1 stick of ram, hook up PSU, then vid card,.. see if it will post
     
  5. 500sd

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    probably a bad mobo, rma it before its too late.
     
  6. MrEous

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    Are all the case power/speaker/usb wires hooked to the mobo correctly? As said above though it's probably a bad mobo.
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    this.

    front panel connectors are easy to get bass ackwards.
     
  8. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    I had an intermittent "no POST" when I first built this box, and it turned out to be a bad case speaker...I had no beeps or anything, but as soon as I unplugged the thing the system fired right up. I haven't even tried to plug it in since, everything runs great.
     
  9. Mycophiles

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    no front panel connrctors. just a power switch

    edit: The CPU is used from someone else but I highly doubt it's that. I'll take it out of the case. dissasemble it and put it on some cardboard tonight to see what happens.
     
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    Got it! The standoffs were of different size. Caused it to not boot. :blue:
     
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    Standoffs can cause that??
     
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    I'm leaning towards temporary static problem. happens all the time if you half ass the grounding like I like to do :hsd:
     
  13. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Yeah, if the standoffs being wrong cause the board to short against the case
     
  14. Mycophiles

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    What happened is I got a new case and didn't have enough standoffs for the new board in the old case so I borrowed some of the extras and used them. The new board (in the old case) also has a bottom bracket for the heatsink. The smaller standoffs (about 3 mm) in the old case caused the bottom bracket to short against the case which is my assumption or the mix of the two different standoffs caused the bottom bracket to short. Same thing either way. Used the new standoffs and it's installing windows now. :big grin:
     
  15. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Sounds better than my solution for my last build... I just lined the edges of the mobo and standoffs in electrical tape since there was no way to make them NOT contact at random points.

    Using a really, really small case for a full ATX board FTL
     
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    If it works it works. I won't shun you for that. Hell... look at what the Apollo 13 guys did. :eek3:
     

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