Computer not powering on

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by Xander95, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:59 AM.

  1. Xander95

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    Okay I know I have made MANY posts on here but this takes the cake. I got everything up and running alright and now it's not powering on. All I did was try to install fans and it was powering on for a while but now it's completely dead. I don't know if my power supply just died on me or not. I need help here.
     
  2. johnb35

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    Try a different power supply. Does the motherboard light up?
     
  3. Xander95

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    There is no lights on the board. And I'm probably gonna be ordering a new power supply.
     
  4. johnb35

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    There is usually 1 light somewhere that designates its getting power. Check to make sure both 4/8 pin cpu and 24 pin main connectors are securely attached. You may have dislodged something while replacing fans.
     
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  5. Xander95

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    I had it running a few times after I installed all the fans. I restarted it a few times to make sure and it kept powering on. And then
     
  6. Xander95

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    I plugged in the LED power connector into a pin labeled CI1 and then nothing. Dead.
     
  7. johnb35

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    Thats the chassis intrusion header, you have most likely screwed up the motherboard. Why would you connect anything there without reading up on it? What LED power connector?
     
  8. Xander95

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    There's LEDs on my side panel fan that I was trying to get to light up and I thought because it was a 2 pin connector that it would work. I thought wrong.
     
  9. johnb35

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    Yes you did, unfortunately. However, try resetting cmos. Unplug power supply, remove cmos battery from motherbaord, press and hold power button on case for 10 seconds then wait 10 minutes. Then reinsert battery, reconnect power and try turning it on.
     
  10. Xander95

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    I'll try that but it's gonna be a while. I already removed the power supply. Like an idiot.
     
  11. Xander95

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    I tried it and it didn't work
     
  12. beers

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    I'd probably just take it to a shop at this point man.
     
  13. Xander95

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    I would but the only shop there was closed a while back. And I couldn't anyway. No money. I just lost my job so I couldn't afford it anyway.
     
  14. Xander95

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    If it does end up being the motherboard and I have to replace it, will I have to put a fresh install of Windows on it?
     
  15. Intel_man

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    Yes, unless you replace the dead one with the exact same model one that is working.
     
  16. Xander95

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    I already have a replacement board just like my current one in my cart on Newegg in case it does end up being the board.
     
  17. Xander95

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    So I just installed the new power supply and it's still not powering on. So I think the old power supply took the board with it. I'm ****ed.
     

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