Building own pc

  wheelhc 12:49 30 Jan 03
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Hello,

i had a go at building my own pc, assembled all the parts all jumpers and connectors were fitted correctly.

However when tried to turn on for first time, motherboard led lit up, turned on at front of base but nothing happened.

Help......

  ©®@$ђ 12:54 30 Jan 03

more detail

what hardware have you got

do the fans spin>?

do you get any beeps>? if so how many.

  goonerbill 12:55 30 Jan 03

what rated psu do you have. maybe not enough power to run eveything but enough just to power up ???

  woodchip 13:00 30 Jan 03

Do not connect the Hard drive or CD drives as these are not needed and can throw a spanner in the work's and just had confucian when just starting new comp your first priority is to be able to get to CMOS setup

  Tog 13:01 30 Jan 03

Check the motherboard clearance and make sure there are no inadvertent shorts to chassis earth.

Disconnect all of the connectors to the front panel confirm you are using the right pins, reconnect the reset button and power button connectors and try powering up.

Reseat the CPU and Memory.

Remove the drive connections, and all boards apart from the graphics card and try powering up.

  wheelhc 13:12 30 Jan 03

spec is:

asus a7v8x motherboard
amd athlon xp2700
1gb ram pc2700
radeon 9700pro graphics card
400w psu
western digital 120gb hard drive

Also tried firing up with just processor ram and graphics card same effect.

checked all power connections seem to be ok, could it be a problem with the mpotherboard?

  ©®@$ђ 13:19 30 Jan 03

as tog said

Check the motherboard clearance and make sure there are no inadvertent shorts to chassis earth.
Disconnect all of the connectors to the front panel confirm you are using the right pins, reconnect the reset button and power button connectors and try powering up.

Reseat the CPU and Memory.

Remove the drive connections, and all boards apart from the graphics card and try powering up.


if you have checked all that..then clear the cmos, that should be documented in your manual or remove the battery for about 10 minutes and then try and boot up with just the cpu in, nothing else added, see if you get any beeps

  woodchip 13:21 30 Jan 03

Go through the manual setting closely

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