I had a great time completing my first build back in December, and this site helped me a whole lot. Computer has worked great since then, until today.
I ordered a new DVD-burner because the old one was antiquated. Simple swap out, right? So I unplugged the CPU and swapped out the DVD burner . Sadly, no post. Well, I had some typical posting probs during the build so I reset my CMOS, and still no post.
After a few simple steps, I ended up having to strip the entire motherboard before it would post properly. When I add back things step by step, it seems like each time, it is a DIFFERENT step that causes it not to post.
So I can't figure out the issue.
Not only that, to reset the whole process, I end up having to unhook every component including the motherboard before it will start posting again so I can restart the re-build.
The last time I thought I had it, and then it finally stopped posting when I plugged in an EXTERNAL USB hard drive!
I don't get it. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I don't know what to do next. Can anyone guess the source of the problem?