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Old 04-17-2005, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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and it won't even turn on. Has anyone come across this issue before. I've checked the external power cable on another computer and that works. When I plugged it in to the other computer to check, I noticed that the power supply fan would come on and then stop. This doesn't happen with my power supply. I'm thinking it might be the power supply.

Its a Gigabyte mother board...with a P4 530 3.0GHz.

Any insight would be appreciated.

Things I have done so far
1) Check the ATX mobo connector is firmly in
2) Removed the processor and put it back in
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Old 04-17-2005, 03:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what do you mean it does not turn on? does the fan turn on? do you here the PSU turn on for a second and turn off? or nothing turns on at all
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Old 04-17-2005, 03:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Have you plugged in the motherboard speaker?/ is there a lcd screen on your motherboard?

Is it a cheap psu?

What are your complete specs?
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Check the on/off switch on the back of your PSU if there is one. I almost had a heart attack with my first homebuilt computer, because the switch was off. =)
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The fan does not turn on. I mean when JUST plug in the power cable in I can hear a click but if I use the same power cable on another computer the fan will move like there is some left over power on the cable. Nothing turns on. I know its weird
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Yes I have plugged in the speaker wires for the mobo. Its not a cheap PSU...Antec.
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did you put in the 20pin connector and the 4pin molex? is your cpu fan connected? did you seat in your cpu completely?
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hahah...yah I checked for an on/off switch. Nothing of that sort.

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Yup the 20pin ATX power connector on the mobo is firmly in. CPU fan is firmly in...cpu is properly seated.
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I know this sounds stupid, but check your wall outlet. Someone was one here a while back, and that turned out to be the source of the problem.
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