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Old 10-15-2004, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Building new PC, power turns off after about 5 sec.

What's up with this thing?

It turns on, everything works, fans, HDD spools, then it turns off..

any ideas?
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If anyone could help me, or give me any kind of idea why this is happening.

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Check all your hardware to see if they are plugged in properly, and your fans are working.
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check power supply check for heat problems
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sKaD do not post in more than one forum regarding the same problem. Your threads have been merged.
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All the fans turn on, hard drive spins, everything lights up

but after about 5 seconds or so it just turns itself off

There is a small (really small) scratch on the motherboard, but it's right across the connection/wire/things on the motherboard that come from the RAM chip..

(this happened using a screwdriver to put on the CPU fan) I'm guessing that could be shorting it out??

*sigh*

What's NewEgg's return policy? I've had everything for about a month, but sitting in boxes until my case got here today.
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I disconnected everything, except the CPU and CPU fan.

Still does the same thing.

When I hook up a different power supply, the power supply just makes a high pitched noise, but doesn't turn on.

Could it be the CPU fan isn't making contact with the CPU? Or what's up?

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Old 10-16-2004, 06:01 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You may have a faulty CPU, try another CPU if u can and see if that helps
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Old 10-16-2004, 09:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Talk to the company you bought the hardware from.

Let them know you bought the hardware and it's been sitting for a month until you were able to purchase a case. Tell them when you assembled it, the computer doesn't work and why. They'll tell you what your options are and be of better help than a forum, if their help doesn't work, ask about their return policy.
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Do u have a warranty on this PC?
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