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Old 02-09-03, 02:49 PM
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PC won't work-please help

Put everything together last night. I was up until 6am.

Went to bed deciding to hook up this monitor when I get up.

Well, I hooked up the monitor, plugged it in, then plugged in the PC.

Turned on the PC, and nothing happens. I don't hear anything. No clicks, no beeps. When I press the power switch, nothing happens.

I KNEW this as going to happen. I just don't know WHY I put myself through this. It is so ****ing frustrating.

Now, I checked all the cables to see if everything was seated.

They all look fine.

Is it the power supply?

gcribbs had wondered if the power supply was too small.

Here's what I have

EVERCASE E4252-ABV (BEIGE) 10-BAY MID-TOWER CASE w/ 300W P4 POWER SUPPLY

An Athlon 1700 XP processor

Asus Motherboard Model# A7N8X Deluxe

ASYLUM GEFORCE4 TI4600 128MB

Crucial 512MB DDR RAM(2100)

A Western Digital 80gig hard drive

Asus 52X CD-ROM

A generic floppy drive

I'll use my HP CDRW from this computer

Any ideas as how to solve the problem?

Your help absolutely would be appreciated.
Old 02-09-03, 05:02 PM
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just in case, did you connect the power supply AND the power BUTTON to the MB?
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I checked the power supply, and it is seated correctly on the MB.

As for the power button, well you got me there. I have a power led, reset sw, hdd led, speaker, sw led, but, no power sw lead.

I mean there should be a power sw lead, shouldn't there?

The thing I hate is the absolute poor documentation that comes with some stuff(especially cases)

Mmmm, maybe the whole case is a POS
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Originally posted by smokedragon
I checked the power supply, and it is seated correctly on the MB.

As for the power button, well you got me there. I have a power led, reset sw, hdd led, speaker, sw led, but, no power sw lead.

I mean there should be a power sw lead, shouldn't there?

The thing I hate is the absolute poor documentation that comes with some stuff(especially cases)

Mmmm, maybe the whole case is a POS
dunno how your case is, but i had to connect the power lead of the case to the MOBO to get it to work. read the manual of the MOBO.
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Originally posted by D.Phrogger
dunno how your case is, but i had to connect the power lead of the case to the MOBO to get it to work. read the manual of the MOBO.

You're talking about the ATX connector? if so, I have checked and it's connected properly.

Unless you are talking about something else.

If you are let me know because I have read and re-read that MB manual until I'm almost blind and I have checked everything over and over.

Everything seems to be in place.

There is just no power whatsoever.

Is this an indication of a faulty power supply, or a fried MB?

Anyone have a suggestion?
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It doesn't sound like you've got the power switch hooked up.

Open the case and find the back of the power button on the front of the case. There should be two wires attached to it. Follow these wires until they end in a two pin female plug that looks similar to the plugs for the reset switch, power LED, etc.

This two pin plug needs to be attached to the motherboard in the same header block where the Power LED, Reset Switch, etc. are plugged. The manual should have a diagram of this header block describing exactly which ones are for the power switch. It doesn't matter what orientation you put the plug in, just as long as you get the correct 2 pins.

Aside from this, there's a rocker switch on the back of the power supply that needs to be on. Also, the power supply has to be attached to the motherboard, but it sounds like you've probably double checked that connection a few times.

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