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post #1 of 12
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Ok I just finished building my computer, which has the Asus P8Z68-V Pro and i5 2500k. When i plug in the power supply the mobo immediately lights up and the fans spin for a second, then it goes off... wait about 2 more seconds and it starts back up, fans spin and leds on the mobo light up.

-The cpu led is on, so I tried resetting the cpu and heatsink+fan but the light stays on

-The DRAM led is flashing, tried different combos of ram inside, still flashes.

-The VGA led and all other leds are off

Someone please help, the monitor stays completely black when all of this is happening and I have no idea what it means if the leds are on, off, or flashing. Any suggestions??
post #2 of 12
You have both the 24-pin and the 8-pin plugs in?
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post #3 of 12
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Yes, I have them plugged in, the leds are lit up as I said above...
Maybe the CPU isn't getting power for some reason, because the fan on the heatsink above it is the only fan that doesn't spin when turned on.
Edited by KillaDilla - 8/12/11 at 6:42pm
post #4 of 12
That would be a place to start.

When I power mine on, the CPU fan starts up immediately. As it goes through POST the LED's light up momentarily through each component, CPU, RAM, VGA, then Boot Device.

I would start with the basics and make sure your CPU is seated properly, When you do that, check for any bent pins. You have all the standoffs in place and nothing touching the back of the MB that could short it out, right? Then go through all your connections and make sure they are secure.

Try this first, then if it doesn't help, try using just one stick of RAM in the second slot from the CPU, which would be the first blue slot. Try this with each stick.

See if that changes anything...

Rich
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It pains me to type this out, but there was a short and my cpu is fried.
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That definitely sucks...where was it?
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post #7 of 12
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The board was touching the back of the case in the top right region... ***.
Thanks for your help though.
post #8 of 12
Not a problem...I'm sorry that happened. Have you tried starting it up after fixing the short? It's possible, though not likely, that it didn't cause permanent damage.

I wonder if you can RMA the board? I don't know if they'll replace it for a short.

Couldn't hurt to ask though...

Do you have another board you can try the CPU in? There's always a chance it came out okay.

Rich
Edited by Lost Hawaiian - 8/12/11 at 8:57pm
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post #9 of 12
This gives me a bad feeling that my cpu is fried....I have basically all of these symptoms...
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Lost Hawaiian View Post
I would start with the basics and make sure your CPU is seated properly, When you do that, check for any bent pins.
Oh just even the mere thought of that makes my body cringe up.
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