No Power When In Case??

abland007

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So I bought parts for a new computer from tigerdirect. I went to hook everything up, and when I went to hit the power switch nothing happened. I tried many combinations on the motherboard and realized that everything was hooked up correctly. I took the motherboard back because I thought it was dead, and still nothing. I took back my power supply and got a new one, stil nothing happend when I went to turn it on. I took everything out of the case and assembled it on my floor, boom- it turned on. So i put everything back in the case and it wouldn't power up. WTF is the deal. My case is shorting something out!! Has anyone ever had this problem??
 

abland007

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Cmon man, im not an idiot. But what could it be touching? Something is shorting it out but how can i figure this out. Any suggestions? And please, I dont want a John Madden answer.
Thanks!
 

Raffaz

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Have ya definately got the power button connected to the mobo properly? It could even be a faulty power button on the case aswell. To check that, just remove the power button cable from the 2 pins on the mobo, and touch them with a screwdriver, to short the pins and power up.
 

abland007

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My button is fine because I have it hooked up to my case- its just that nothing is inside of my case. I am using the spacers as well
 

LambOfGod

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Rip everything out.

Do everything over.

carefully, one piece at a time.(only the things you need for video)

Mobo/cpu/vidcard/PSU

I know you dont wanna do this, but if you want it to work you should.

Use all your spacers, watch for things touching, screw everything in securely.
 
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