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Old 10-28-2008, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just built a new rig, at first it fired right up & went to the bios prompt screen, it was getting late in the day & i had to pack it up & head home with everything. Today i try to turn it on & all i get is a momentary light on the on/off switch, fans begin to run & then it shuts right off.

What could be wrong?, i have checked the plugs, there was one power supply plug which was kinda defective & was tough to get it to go together with the female plug. Any advise would be appreaciated, thanks.

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Old 10-28-2008, 04:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you physically move the computer? Is it possible something came loose in the process?

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Old 10-28-2008, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would suspect cpu or cpu power cable if theyre are no system beeps to hint anything else
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As it turned out, the cpu fan unit had come loose from the motherboard and was not set propperly on the cpu itself
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I have the same problem sometimes. I noticed that If I unplug somthing like my video card the computer will turn on fine then I turn it back off put the video card in and it will work. My problem is my PSU, what are your system specs and what PSU do you have?
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