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Pc Not starting after mobo flashes and fans move once

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  1. Akjem2000

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    IMG_6270.JPG so I've assembled my gaming pc, but I'm worried I damaged my mobo with static shock. I felt a shock yesterday while building the pc when I touched the mobo, and now this is hapenning. I plug it in, try to start it, and the motherboard light flashes once, the fans twitch, and then stop. The case light is on but no fans are spinning and the motherboard light is off. Any suggestions on the problem or in general would be greatly appreciated.
    CPU - intel i5 6600
    GPU - Gtx 645 (still haven't bought a new gpu lol)
    MOBO- Gigabyte Z170 HD3
    RAM- 16 Gb DDR4 G Skill Ripjaws
    CASE - NZXT S340
     
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    At what stage - was power connected

    The images is not that clear is CPU power connected on ATX 12v 2x4 top of board on your image

    If it is my first thought is an assembly error wrong connection somewhere or perhaps more likely a motherboard mounting fault. As mentioned the image is not clear but I do not see screws in some of the motherboard mounting points. I would check motherboard tray standoffs to board

    Static can cause damage but providing you took basic precautions of working on non static generating surface and grounding yourself by touching any earth with both hands before handling components and not directly touching the components, but handling as usual by the edges of the components it is unlikely.

    The shock is most concerning - was power connected - as I asked.
     
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    Power was not connected during the shock and CPU power is connected. Operating on a wood table but did not ground.
     
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    As I said
    I would dismantle and check above - then if nothing is found assemble out of case - you do not need the hard drive in to obtain a boot

    How would you describe this shock you received
     
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    It was a fairly sharp shock, not too crazy but it was noticeable when I touched it.
     
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    I will wait to hear how it goes

    A static discharge that is described as sharp - with NO power connected and therefore clearly only static is both surprising and likely to be bad news
     
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    Could it have to do with incorrectly connecting front panel connectors
     
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    It could of course have something to do with it as I said
    As I also said check everything
    So in other words the ONLY way forward is to check everything
    Unfortunately I can offer no further advice until you do so.
     
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    Already checked everything, but new info. Tried to connect everything to a different motherboard, same thing happened. PSU problem possibly?
     
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    Currently the mobo on box
     

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    What is the make and model of the PSU
     
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