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HELP my new computer isnt turning on

By kevlar22
Jan 25, 2006
  1. Hi,
    I have just bought the parts to my new computer.
    I have installed everything on the motherboard.
    Evidently, nothing is running. The fan isnt running, the CPU isnt running, NOTHING is running. The computer only worked ONCE when my knee accidentally bumped into the case and it miracously started running. After that, it couldnt run again.
    What could be the problem? Is it the motherboard, the power supply, or something shorted out? Please I need a answer, this problem is driving me crazy.
     
  2. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    Hello kevlar22 and welcome to techspot

    Did you connect the front panel connectors correctorly,

    Does your motherboard light light up
     
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    It would also help to know what your hardware is. Mobo, cpu, PSu etc.
     
  4. kevlar22

    kevlar22 TS Rookie Topic Starter

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    i haf made sure i have plugged in everything rite
    GigaByte K8N-PRO SLI motherboard:
    Antec Smart Power 500W
    Antec SLK-3000B Mid Tower ATX case
    Pioneer DVR-110D Dual Layer DVD RW burner
    WD Caviar SE 160Gb SATA-150 HD
    Patriot Signature 1GB PC-3200DDR Dual Channel Kit
    Asus 6800GT
    Athlon 64 3200+ 939 2ghzHTT:

    i asked my frend nd he came over to my house
    but after he left he deducted that i should try it out with another power supply
    if the other power supply works then that means its the power supply problem
    if it doesnt work its a possibility that its the motherboard problem
    but during the entire procedure of building it me and my frend were wearing latex gloves and when we took them off we grounded ourselves
    please i need a answer quick
    and thank you
     
  5. kevlar22

    kevlar22 TS Rookie Topic Starter

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    i am going to repeat myself
    nothing turns on.......... sigh i shouldve just bought a comp instead
    it could be the possibility of the PSU dying, but its brand new
    but i dont kno
     
  6. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    is the green light on the motherboard on?

    I had the same problem as you, it was because i pluged the front panal connector in backward
     
  7. kevlar22

    kevlar22 TS Rookie Topic Starter

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    lol
    sorry to say
    NOTHING turns on
    no lights no fans nothing
    and i hav everything plugged in rite
    im guessing its a power supply problem which im gonna check tomorrow
     
  8. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    check the two obvius, is the power supply turned on via switch on the back, and is it pluged in
    :haha: :haha:

    is your psu switched to 120 If in the usa
    220 if europ


    your using stand-offs right?

    EDIT: when you bumped into it what exactly happioned
    well good luck, hope it gets resolved soon
     
  9. kevlar22

    kevlar22 TS Rookie Topic Starter

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    har de har har
    well im going to sleep soon
    YES i haf made sure everything is plugged in and the power switch turned on
    i dont understand wut u mean by "is your psu switched to 120 If in the usa
    220 if europ"
    thx for ur concern
    i will try to try my system out wif a diff power supply
    i hope its the power supply
    cuz if it isnt that means its the motherboard........... and i haf to return it and get it exchanged
     
  10. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    ok then your best bet is to try different psu

    good luck
     
  11. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    some psu comes with a variable voltage setting on the back because the mains in some countries are different. switch accordingly
     
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