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Well i just built my computer, and when i turn it on it starts to boot up but then after like 2 seconds it just shuts off. Does anyone know how to help me, please:confused:
 

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Welcome to the boards, swimfly! Can you post some specs of your computer please?
 

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well i have an amd athlon xp 2200, g4 ti 4400, 80 gig hdd, soyo dragon ultra platinum mobo, a ThermalTake-Vocano-9 heatsink. some more fans.
 

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Hi SwimFly84,

Ok, there is a possibility you didn't mount the motherboard properly.

Second of all, you could have also frogot the brass casing like screws that go intot the case. (They should come with the normal screws in the little zip-lock bag), They basically look screws, but they have a hole through them were the actuall metal screws go in).

When you bought your case it came with screws in a little zip lock bag with all the rest of the stuff.

The brass thing are like screws but screws can go into them at the back

(I know I said it twice, But just making it clear) :D

You have to screw those into your board because right now you only have screws right to the board driectly.


This means your board is touching the case which leads to a short circuit.

You have to put those brass heads into where ever there are mounting holes on the case then you have to put the motherboard on the brass heads and screw the board onto the the brass heads.

If this has not been done, and the fans don't run properly, its probably cause you have a short on the board.

Thats why it keeps shutting off!

Hope this makes sence.

Try that, It should work. Is your power supply an ATX power supply?

Do it, and Let me know how it goes. :)

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yeah i know about the brass screw things that you hold up the mobo with. I also put in the spacing that keeps your board from shorting with the case. I talked with someone in a chat room and they said that i should just send back my mobo. And yes i am using a atx power supply. Its a 300 watt. But yeah tomorrow i will check to see if all the brass screws are in the right place. I hope that its some stupid problem like that.
 

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Hey,

Question,

Do you have the atx switch wire and reset wire in peoperly?
Because for the computer to turn on properly, it needs to be in the right switch on the mobo.
There is 2v+ and another one.
You need to have it in the right one.
Its called an ATX Switch.

Check that, as well as the brass screws, They are really important. Trust me, Thats probably the most likely problem.

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-Theres a power switch high refernce pull +5v
-And theres a low refernce puill to ground
-Depending on the power supply you should have set it to high refernce pull

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well im pretty sure that i got it all right because i followed the user guide, and someone told me that i need to send my mobo back, do you think that i might have to do that. Oh and also the heatsink that i have has this thing that goes in between the cpu and the heatsink to moniter the heat i guess, do you think that i need that on there
 

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Ya, keep it on there its designed especially by volcano so you can presicly read the heat its very important so you don't fry your cpu.

As for returning the mobo, if all else fails, than yes, you probably will have no choice, But we'll try to help you as much as possible to fix this problem so you woudn't have to change your mobo.

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ok, well i have a 220v and a 110v on the back of my power supply, which one should i have it on. I put it on 220v and i got the fan to stay on but then i didnt get any signal input on the screen. And also when i turned it on the power light didnt show up and the reset button didnt work either. I followed the book on how to set it up so i dont know why its not working?
 

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Ok, I don't recommend you do that :no:

It will totally mess up your computer. It should not be set to 115v. And just a reminder, If you do decide to send your mobo back, DO NOT tell them you did that, they probably won't take it!

You Shouldn't set it to 220 v keep it on 110v thats north american standard output for power.

If you tried everything I told you, and it still doesn't work, Than Just return it!

But hopefully it will work :D

Just make sure you do everything right.

Let me know how it goes.

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ok i did everything you told me to, i even took the whole mother board out and put it back on the brass screws. I even put more greese on the cpu and it started working, but now when i pluged it into my moniter i get no signal input, whats that mean, is my moniter bad or is it my graphics card.
 

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well nevermind it just went out again, and i tried to turn it back on but the fans just keep shutting off
 
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I would take out the CPU and try reseating it in the socket again.

And then take a look here for proper thermal paste instructions.
 

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ok, me and my moms friend took a look at it today and we figured out that it was the power supply. But now when i turn on the computer on the screen it says no singal input, would that have to do with my graphics card???
 

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and also when i turn it on there is a weird smell, someone that i know on the internet said that it might be the thermal paste that i used but he doesnt really know because he hasn't used it before. Do you think that might be the problem or not
 
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