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Old 02-29-2004, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok im trying to build my own comp, and i cant seem to get it to turn on....

i have cords in the right spot, but no power....all i get every now and then when i try to turn it on, is the fan on the processor to move for like 2 secs, then it stops...what could this mean?

and if the power box has its own switch on the back of the comp, shouldnt that at least turn on when i flip that switch?

actually, everything turns on for a split of a second, then just shuts off....

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Old 02-29-2004, 03:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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signs of not enough power or bad power supply.
the switch on the psu wont turn on the computer,you need to turn it on from the button on the case.
a couple times i have made the mistake of connecting the wires backwards.

you need to post the specs of the computer.

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Old 03-01-2004, 12:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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have you checked the voltage ?
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Old 03-01-2004, 02:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what are the specs of the PC you're building? - including PSU
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Old 03-01-2004, 02:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default WUT UP

LOOK AT UR MOTHERBOARD TO SEE IF THERE IS A JUMPER SETTING FOR BIOS CLEARING>>>MAKE sure it's on normal should be near ur cmos battery...or the light/hdd should be a three-pin jumper....refer to ur motherboards manual if confused...make sure ur motherboard bios setting is on normal...NOT CLEAR!!!!! good luck
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