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Old 12-04-2005, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know I am probably just missing something stupid here but I can't figure out what. I just bought a new motherboard because my last one was giving me a lot of trouble and I just installed it. When I plug it in the LED for the motherboard lights up but when I push the power button the computer does not start up. I do get a slight response initially when I push the power button, the fans turn ever so slightly, but the computer does not initialize. What am I missing here?? Please help soon.. I've been without a computer for a month dealing with all these problems and I am going crazy!
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Make sure the power switch on the back of Power supply is on, Unconnect and reconnect everything.

Make sure that if you have a 4 pin connector near CPU that you connect it.
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Yup I did all that... I took everything out and redid it all...
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What power supply and list the rest of your components.
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Antec 430 W True Power Supply - I didn't have any problems with it before on my old motherboard...
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oh and Asus P4800E Mobo
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Disconnect everything but CPU, then see if it boots.

Can you post a link to Mobo.
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http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...78&modelmenu=1

Sorry I didn't read the bottom of your thread till now
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Unattach everthing from PSU except a few fans, The on the 20 pin connector, the green and black wire using a paper clip.

If the PSU powers on let it run for 15-20 seconds then shut it off. If it turns on we know that the PSU is good and either its a bad motherboard or for some reason the PSU can't power the board.
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