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Hey I am new and was wondering whether you guys could help me with a problem? I have started building a new computer, and have a AMD Athlon XP 1900+, FIC AN11 Raid Motherboard, 256MB DDR PC2100 RAM, and an Enlight 7237 Case with an Enlight 340W powersupply. I have installed the RAM and CPU with the CPU fan on the motherboard, and installed the motherboard into the case. I connected all the cables and tried to power it up and it wouldn't do anything. The fans wouldn't run and it showed no signs of life at all. Could anyone give me some advice on how to get it going? Thanks for your time.
 

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Welcome to the board,

Is the mobo off of the case? What I mean is it in direct contact with the case normally people make the mistake of not putting the mobos on the pegs or lift screws and end up grounding out the board to the case.

If your sure its not that then post back and we'll see what else we can come up with. :)
 
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What TheTechIsIn means is did you put the standoffs (pictured) between the motherboard and the back panel of the case?
 

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Does the power supply fan at least come on? Some power supplies have a separate power switch directly on them. Double check the power cable from the case power switch is plugged in correctly onto the motherboard.

BTW, welcome to the TSF!!!!!!!!
 

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well this may sound stupid but didnt mention anything about a hard drive do you have one hooked up? I know I know but think of the simple things
 

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:D ah, but a missing hard drive would not prevent power on, only the ability to use the system, he would still get a POST test and memory testing, ect.

But I will agree with you bowhunter4us, sometimes its best to assume nothing and keep everything simple.


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woo double digits... those start at 01 right....LOL and now back to the show.... I know this may sound stupid as well, but you never know with old wiring and such... so test something in the socket your trying to use to make sure it's not just the outlet.... that was my problem once :D.... and according to standardized testing i have a 3 digit IQ 001 :D
 

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Sorry I meant to put triple digit not double... D-oh :tongue2: I have corrected the cookie saying. :D And deducted two points from my own score. :(
 

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Yes I know that wouldn't prevent startup it would still initialize and could go to bios. Just wondering since didn't mention hd. and never ran into this but would bad ram cause it not to start up?
 

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yes, but you would get annoying loud beeps every couple seconds and the supply fans and the like would still run.
 

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Well maybe bad psu. hmmmmmmmmmmm could be. check it . or try another if you have one. and like Bvalkor said try switch on the psu itself. Keep us utd (up to date) on your problem
 

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Ok berak it down....does the power supply work on the board...Plain and simple....does the power supply work....on a difrent board....with the board on right....the proper switches thrown and the P/S connected and nothing else....you should AT LEST get power supply reaction/led on the board
 
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