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New build, will not start

By JeremyGS
Mar 3, 2016
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  1. So I just completed my first build. I plugged it in and the led around my power button lights up but when I try to power it up the CPU heat sink fan only wiggles (moves very slightly once) but nothing else happens.

    I've checked, and double checked all my connections and everything looks to be where it's supposed to and seated correctly.
    Please help!
     
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    So many possible problems...where do we start... start with fan... can you confirm the fan works by trying it on another header in another computer? In some cases, computer won't boot if fan doesn't spin..

    Also, please tell us specifics about your system - model numbers help.
     
  3. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    The fan has to be spinning and register that fact to the board to boot. Use another fan and be sure its in the CPU fan header.
     
  4. JeremyGS

    JeremyGS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Tried a different fan and got the same results.

    System is.
    I3-6300
    Motherboard Gigabyte H110M-A
    Ballistix (BLS84D240FSA) 8 GB DDR4 (single stick)
    GeForce GTX 960 (04G-P4-3966-KR)
    EVGA 600B (100-B1-0600-KR)
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2016
  5. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Best to start this with a thorough check of all power connectors on the motherboard and graphics card. Please go through the assembly section of your manual and confirm all the power connections are made. If so, then I suggest that you remove everything and do a bench top rebuild. This video may help:


    Your memory is not listed on the supported list... CRUCIAL 8GB 2Rx8 BLS8G4D240FSA is.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5589#memory support list
     
  6. JeremyGS

    JeremyGS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That was a typo on my part. I have BLSG4D240FSA. However, I only have one stick do I need two?
     
  7. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    I don't see that either. Are you sure the number is right?

    Just one stick is not a problem in almost all consumer builds - check you manual.

    Focus is on getting POST - check the steps in the video.
     
  8. JeremyGS

    JeremyGS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Number correct. Have started the post inspections. Thanks
     
  9. JeremyGS

    JeremyGS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Also noticed that the GPU fans do the same thing. When I power it on both the CPU and GPU fans give a slight turn and then nothing.
     
  10. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    A different fan doing the same thing means the power to the fan is not sufficient or is interrupted.
    Re-seat all connectors.
    Verify the power supply is sufficient. (you didn't list what one you are using)
     
  11. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Fan is on graphics card - not a different fan he is using to test motherboard.

    PSU is listed... EVGA 600B (100-B1-0600-KR).

    Power is sufficient.
     
  12. Technician

    Technician TS Addict Posts: 677   +113

    Sufficient power is produced perhaps, but not delivered. :)
    It could be a bad supply, wiring, mobo, connections, etc.
    Do you know for a fact that the PSU he has is working properly? I don't.
    He also didn't list any HDD...kinda need one. (it isn't causing the current(pun) issue, but he won't get far without one.)
     
  13. JeremyGS

    JeremyGS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have done everything in that video.

    1. Took the motherboard out of case.
    2. Checked all plugs. Cleared CMOS.
    3. Uninstalled and reinstalled RAM, Uninstalled and reinstalled in other slot. Even tried to boot with no RAM. All test gave same results (slight fan movement)
    4. Removed GPU and tried to use the integrated graphics of the processor.
    5. Tried my other 600w power supply.

    Nothing did anything more or less. Everything gave me a slight turn of my fan on my cpu and graphic card.
     
  14. JeremyGS

    JeremyGS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    HDD is Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 p/N is 9JU138-302
     
  15. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Good thought - we should ask if the fan in PSU spins...other than that, I think the video clip pretty much covers getting to POST, don't you?
     
  16. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Jeremy,
    Sorry about this, but I think you have a dead motherboard. Maybe Technician has another idea to offer, but if I had done all you have and still could not get POST, I would initiate the RMA process. The vendor may have an exchange policy...otherwise, you need to consult the support folks at Gigabyte. They may ask you to run through everything again. Maybe there is something they can think of that we haven't.
     
  17. JeremyGS

    JeremyGS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay, thank you guys for your help!
     
  18. JeremyGS

    JeremyGS TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I didn't watch fan of the PSU at start up but I didn't notice (or hear) the fan run. Both PSU's seemed to be functioning the same (the second one I know works).
     
  19. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

  20. JeremyGS

    JeremyGS TS Rookie Topic Starter

  21. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    A straightedge - check chip when you remove heat sink. Based on article (see visuals) it is apparent.
     

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