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HELP!! The new build that worked fine out the case doesn't work in the case!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jasminnd, Mar 31, 2003.

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  1. jasminnd

    jasminnd Thread Starter

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    Ok, now I have a new build that has All new parts, brand new case and everything, it works fine when it's partially screwwed in or outside the case, but once I put everything else in (pci devices) it doesn't turn on? What could be the problem?
     
  2. bigtuna420

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    it sounds like your motherboard is shorting out on the motherboard stands in the case. you might try finding some small rubber washers or spacers to put between the motherboard and the stands for it.
     
  3. jasminnd

    jasminnd Thread Starter

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    What else could be wrong? I noticed that I kind of have to push the motherboard at a certain angle so the standoffs will line up. How can I avoid doing this and is it the problem?
     
  4. Lurker1

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    Hi jasminnd

    Check that you only have standoffs installed that line up with your system board holes. You may have put in some extras which are used for different size boards.
     
  5. jasminnd

    jasminnd Thread Starter

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    got standoffs in all the right places....
     
  6. n2gun

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    Definitely sounds like something is shorting the motherboard out. I would also suggest placing some rubber washers between the standoffs and the board. Without seeing it is hard to say where it might be shorted so that may be the easiest way to go. Or if you want to work at it you could try removing one standoff at a time til you find which one it is. Just make sure you put the others back.
     
  7. jasminnd

    jasminnd Thread Starter

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    I reseated everything and double checked all connections...now I have another problem...It runs, but I see nothing on the screen!!!:confused: :eek: :mad: :(
     
  8. gotrootdude

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    If it's not beeping, it could still be shorted. Also make sure all the components are tight.
     
  9. MysticEyes

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    It's a short, plain and simple. Only you can find it. Keep looking.
     
  10. n2gun

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    If it is beeping and you are getting no video, Reseat the video card and check cable fore bent pin.
     
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