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New PC won't turn on?

By Jennzie
May 29, 2008
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  1. I just bought a barebone kit and put it all together. Plugged it in tried to start it up and all that happened was the case fan and cpu fan spun for a brief moment then stopped.
    What could be wrong?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

  3. Jennzie

    Jennzie Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Ah it does appear to be shorting out because the motherboard is sitting on the metal case I lifted it up and it powered on fully. But how do I mount it on the case so it doesn't touch o-o Doesn't appear to having anything on th e bottom to prevent this.

    Now all the fans are turning on and staying on but nothing seems to go to the monitor
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    use stand-offs. IF you shorted the mobo, there is a good chance it is fried.

    Always assemble on a piece of cardboard.
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