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Old 02-10-2007, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Computer wont start.

I built a computer from parts off newegg, put it together to the best of my knowledge, and It didn't turn on. So, I sent what I thought were malfuncting parts back on RMA to newegg, and got them replaced with others. So, I put it together again and I get the same problem.

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I didn't include the CD/DVD or the HD because I figured it wouldn't be the problem.

Now this is what happens, I plug it in, turn it on, the LEDs flash, the fans spin, and then turn off in the same second. Most of the time it doesn't even do that. So I cant figure out what the probmlem is other than I guess the parts don't go togeather, or its not getting enough power. Any ideas?
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Old 02-10-2007, 01:47 PM   #2
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Is your heatsink in correctly? It could be overheating very fast.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Im not sure now, I just took the cpu out, then put it back in, then tried again, Amazingly It work! I turned it off, then back on again to make sure it wasnt a fluke, it still worked. I turned it off again to put the case back togeater and when I went to turn it on again, nothing. So I think that might be it. But if thats the case then the heatsink keeps getting out of place.
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Something could be grounding it out.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:21 PM   #5
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What could be doing that? How would I know if it is? How would I fix it?
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Take everything out of your case and build the computer outside of the case, just make sure that it is all on wood since its a non-conductor.

Also do you have all the mobo screws in or just some?
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Are you locking the heatsink in place? Probably a stupid question, but you have got the fan attached, havent you ?
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Thank you guys very much, I think its working now. If I have any more problems Ill let you know.
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Thank you guys very much, I think its working now. If I have any more problems Ill let you know.
So, what was the problem then?
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Im not sure now, I just took the cpu out, then put it back in, then tried again, Amazingly It work! I turned it off, then back on again to make sure it wasnt a fluke, it still worked. I turned it off again to put the case back togeater and when I went to turn it on again, nothing. So I think that might be it. But if thats the case then the heatsink keeps getting out of place.
Sounds like the processor just wasn't seated correctly.
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