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All lights are on i checked cables twice. doesnt seem to work any idea why?
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Check ram to see if mounted correctly.
Check mobo to see if grounded and all standoff are proper.
Disconnect any peripherals that you don't need.(HDD, DVD, ect)
You may have to pull everything out of your case, lay it all out in a cardboard blox flat and do some testing there.
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All lights are on i checked cables twice. doesnt seem to work any idea why?
Check all cables are plugged in connectors and sockets and PSU, CPU, Motherboard, HDD, SSD, PCIe, motherboard ATX24 pin, 4 pin molex, monitor cables, moniors are on etc.
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yeah its all plugged in i may think the mobo is dead because the cpu fan stays on for a few seconds then just doesnt work at all mind you just got this mobo 3 hours ago
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Could be very possible. Try with only bare minimum see if it can make it to POST. If not, it is the board.
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what is bare minimum exactly ? i assume gfx and a hard drive?
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Yes, just want to check if the mobo can make it to POST screen. If all the other bare minimum is in good working condition, then the board is bad.
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post #8 of 11
Take the motherboard out of the case and place on the table and connect the psu, one stick of ram, vga card, and boot drive only.
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post #9 of 11
make sure the CPU is getting power from every connector (I had this same problem and it turned out my 24pin wasnt pressed in all the way). If it powers the CPU fan and everything, and everything seems to power on, but nothing happens and then it shuts off again... Thats normally a safety feature built into the mobo saying that something vital is either malfunctioning (normally not the board itself, as when a board is failing it will just engage a fail safe and not power on to not fry hardware) or not receiving the power needed. Make sure (if you a have 24pin, that the 24pins are in and not just the 20pin with the 4pin dangling next to it... Ive dont that too... lol)

I say keep trying everything, because something like this is normally such a simple fix. From the symptoms it sounds like a power error. Make sure the 8 or 4pin CPU cable is in all the way, as it sounds like the board is turning on and receiving power, and then the CPU isnt.... Thus making the computer shut down, engaging the fail safe.

Just my guess from the symptoms. Good luck This is DEFINITELY the place to get an answer quick for a question like this
post #10 of 11
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Yeah i realised haha that people just love to help. Even though im pretty pissed off that i screwed up my first mother board people are here already to help me with my next issue haha ill try re conencting the power cables
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