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Built from scratch computer, Only the LED light works? O.o'''

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Arleiatss, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. Arleiatss

    Arleiatss Thread Starter

    Jun 24, 2007
    I just resently bought quite a few components to build my first computer, and for some reason it won't work. I refuse to take it to the geek squad, it's just scary pricey.
    List of new stuff:
    Thermaltake Toughpower cable management 1200W Power Supply
    XFX nForce 780i SLI motherboard
    WD SATA Hard Drive 320gb
    WD VelociRaptor Hard Drive 300gb
    CM 932 HAF Full Tower Chassis
    Memorex Internal High-speed DVD-ROM reader
    Pioneer Internal DVD/CD writer DVD1910
    Zalman Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler CNPS9700 NT
    VisionTek Radeon HD 4870 Video Card 512mb
    Saitek Eclipse II Illuminated Keyboard
    Trooper MVP Gaming Mouse
    And A Gateway 24'' HDMI screen
    And Also Logitech 5.1 Speakers

    Pretty much I trouble shooted the whole thing, and I can't figure out why the only thing that turns on is the LED light on the motherboard. You would think that it would at least turn on the fan in the power supply, even the cords are connected for the power, and reset buttons. Thank you for your patients and if you need anymore pictures just ask, or questions that too.
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
  3. Arleiatss

    Arleiatss Thread Starter

    Jun 24, 2007
    YAY! More disappointment. I took the motherboard back to the store, and it was fried. I got an exchange, and I plugged it all together. but guess what? the LED light won't even light up on this one. v.v''' I have just the luck.
  4. Tanis


    May 29, 2006
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    Ive often found that if no fans move, not even the PSU internal fan then its often the PSU itself at fault. Do you have known working PSU you can test with, just do a bare bones test with mobo, cpu and ram to see if it fires up?

    Keep at it, you will get it sorted. Can be very frustrating sometimes, especially if its your first build.
  5. BG-0


    Dec 31, 1969
    Before testing anything else, replace the PSU. Otherwise you can fry the new MB and many more parts... (If it "works", giving some kind of broken power, even without firing up)
  6. JSanguancheu


    Aug 11, 2002
    Did you put the replacement MB in the case too?

    Try getting the basic parts (MB, CPU, Ram, Video, HD, Monitor, DVD - if needed) working outside the case first.

    Make sure there are no extra metal MB standoffs in the case that are not lined up with a screw hole on the MB. This can cause a short when the MB is installed.
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