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Brand new motherboard upgrade, computer showing no signs of life

By Leiden2739
Aug 16, 2011
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  1. I bought a brand spanking new gigabyte a75m ud2h motherboard as well as a processor for the FM1 slot (came as a bundle). I hooked it all up but for some reason i'm not getting ANY reaction when i turn the computer on, no fans no light on the motherboard nothing. When i plug the power back into my old motherboard it starts up just fine. So the power switch is fine, the power source (650W) is fine...not sure why my machine is not starting up with the brand spanking new mobo & processor =( Any suggestions? I have tried putting the power button pin in every slot on the F-board, cannot get any reaction from my tower.
     
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    First suggestion, check that you aren't shorting out the board by having any screw mounting the motherboard contacting the case. I'd even suggest taking it out of the case and testing just on a desk/table, away from any sources of static electricity. If that makes no difference it could be that the motherboard is DOA (Dead on arrival). There are many products that slip through quality control procedures of manufacturers and turn up at people's homes in a non working state. If the testing outside of the case doesn't give any positive results it might be time to contact the retailer for RMA/sending them back the faulty part.
     
  3. Leiden2739

    Leiden2739 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh goodness, it was the darned screws. I don't know how i missed that, thank you very much. GREAT suggestion, I was ready to drive an hour to return the whole board.
     
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Glad it was an easy fix and saved you a long drive ;)
     
  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Maniac Posts: 518

    YES do this, I agree.
     


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