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jmarto1
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No power going to computer

I'm pretty sure I have the power button wired correctly and the motherboard wired correctly.






willymeaux
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re: No power going to computer
Can you enlarge it, i cant really see it, thanks


jmarto1
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re: No power going to computer
Figured larger pics would be easier to see...


stout
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re: No power going to computer
You like that Xigmatek case?
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jefforize
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re: No power going to computer
Perhaps you misinterpreted the way in which the Power led, power switch, and hdd led connect onto the mono

Should be color coded. I messed it up at first myself


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jmarto1
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: No power going to computer
Overall yes. Had a problem getting the risers in and had to widen the holes myself. No big deal. I had to pull the wires out of the channel because they didn't have enough slack.


Doldil
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re: No power going to computer
unplug the power cable from the motherboard, take a screw driver and run it across the pins on the motherboard where the power cable was connected. This should jump start the computer if it will power on at all. If it comes on, you know your power connector cable is either wrong or bad. If it doesn't work...well it could be a number of things at that point if everything is connected properly.


stout
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take a screw driver and run it across the pins on the motherboard where the power cable was connected



That doesn't sound like the best idea


jefforize
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re: No power going to computer
I'd reccomend the paper clip test on the psu to ensure its not faulty


Then doublecheck your colors on your case connectors


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jmarto1
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: No power going to computer
When I was doing the external build following the newegg videos I tried that shorting procedure and didn't get anything out of it. At the time I figured I just didn't have it connected properly.


Doldil
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re: No power going to computer
I know it doesn't sound like the best idea, but I guarantee it works. I was taught that trick in my hardware class going through school and have mentioned using it to Dell tech support at my job multiple times (around 8) on machines that have warranties and they never bat an eye.

We have some issues at work with a bunch of computers that have motherboard issues where the power button randomly stops working and it's the only way to power on the machines until Dell comes to fix them.


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stout
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re: No power going to computer
You never got a beep and kept going?


jmarto1
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re: No power going to computer
Pretty much. When I started connecting again I found that it was pretty straight forward as far as where the connections went. I just didn't trust the shorting technique. Figured I'd try connecting it to the power button.


Doldil
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re: No power going to computer
does your power supply have a little tester button on the back of it? you can usually hold that button down to see if it lights up green as a way of testing the power supply...if not, I'd first try and use a known working power supply to see if that can get it going (if you have one available).


jmarto1
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Member since Mar 2008
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re: No power going to computer
I don't see a button. I do remember when I was doing the external build seeing a couple led's flash once or twice on the graphics card. Haven't seen it again though.


Doldil
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re: No power going to computer
I know this sounds like a really stupid question, but you do have the machine plugged in, right?


jmarto1
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re: No power going to computer
Yes I do. Same power source as the computer as I am using right now.


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bluebarracuda
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re: No power going to computer
What psu and mobo?


jmarto1
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re: No power going to computer
asrock z77 pro3

cooler master power extreme 500w


stout
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500w



Which GPU?


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