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New Build won't Start

By Placebos
Aug 19, 2009
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  1. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    You better know what you are doing, and why, before you touch those pins with a screwdriver.
    Who told you to do that, and for what purpose?
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,892   +86

    Raybay,
    he means that he originally thought the 6 pin PCIE connector was for the Motherboard power supply (the four pin) and plugged it in. then he turned it on. he heard a couple of beeps and some hissing, and it hasn't worked since then. that was why he originally posted.
    the screwdriver thing is what i guess his MB manual says to do to clear the CMOS. (its default is open-no jumper) and you put a jumper on them to clear the bios. i guess his manual says to touch across the jumper pins with a screwdriver for a few seconds.
  3. Placebos

    Placebos Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

    ATLAST!!!!

    Took the comp is back and the problem is fixed. The problem in itself....is actually really embaressing. It was the spacers i forgot to put in. It wasnt the mobo (well not the second one) it wasnt the ram or the cpu....it was the spacers that seperate the chassis from the mobo......that is what cause the problem.......How embaressing, I shall quit my job now and look for another career.

    Thanks to all who helped and remember, make sure you have a steady, proper foundation for anything you build.
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,892   +86

    ARG, i think between Raybay and me, we covered every possibility....except that one! LOL.well im glad your up and computing :) BTW what is your career your quiting? LOL
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,596   +864

    You're a lucky, lucky man. I guess those Gigabyte boards are as rugged as they say they are.
  6. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Amazing! I almost did that to my new board. My old one was a Micro ATX so had 4 spacers for it. Put in the new board (ATX) but forgot about putting in more spacers which were required. Luckily realised that before turning it on!

    Anyway, glad it's resolved for you. :)
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