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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bigsofty, Sep 23, 2005.

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  1. bigsofty

    bigsofty Thread Starter

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    ok, i just bought this pretty decent computer from some people but it was just thrown together with peices, and i need help

    i thought i had everything hooked together properly, i have the motherboard documentation, i have all the proper connections for the hdd drive lights and power, resect, etc everything looks in place, a yellow led is the only thing i ever see on. when i turn on the power nothing at all happens.
    this is a S.A.T.A. style mother board, never used one b 4, i think my inexperiance in that area is why i cant figure it out. but if you need the specs the motherboard is called "DFI LAN PARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D"
    i would have firgured even if i messed up something compleatly terriable like not pluggin in the right thing, it would still turn on when i pused the botton, then
    freak out and cause me problems

    o ya and thank you very much if you can help me, i am very greatfull
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    Check the power wires from the case to the Motherboard, make sure they are connected to the case and plugged in the right slots.

    You might also try flipping the positive and negative wires, every now and then a company will miss lable them.
     
  3. alwrmc

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    First I (sorry loserOlimbs) would ABSOLUTLY NOT flip the positive/negative wires! That is such an extremely remote possibility that I would rate it as a sure way to escalate the problem.
    I would recommend that you find someone "hands on" to sort this thing out for you. It has far too many variables to try to provide a solution online.
     
  4. bigsofty

    bigsofty Thread Starter

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    thank you very much, i think i no who i'll take it to, best of luck right.
     
  5. prunejuice

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    The power switch from the case to the mobo is a simple interuptor. You won't fry the motherboard.
    Same with the RESET switch.

    LED's are a different story. The positive and negative wires have to be properly hooked up.
     
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