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Mobo (P8H61-M LX) issue

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Hey guys, hopefully someone can enlighten me on this (and I hope that it isn't the CPU being faulty)


Motherboard: P8H61-M LX B3
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500
HSF (Heatsink fan): Stock cooler
GPU: MSI NGTX560 1GB
PSU: Seasonic M12II 520w
RAM: 1x4GB Kingston DDR3


Anyway so upon taking all the parts out of the box, I tested the motherboard first with the PSU. (This test was done with my motherboard on the anti-static wrap it came in.) It seemed to boot up fine, with the stock HSF spinning merrily. I turned all the power off before inserting the single stick of RAM. Great, it still worked, there was the beep sound and the LED on the motherboard lit up.

This is where it started to get weird. I turned off the power again, fixed in my GPU and turned the power back on. It still booted as per normal, HSF started spinning up, LED on mobo was lit up. What I proceeded to do was to

1. Turn off all power.
2. Unplug and disconnect everything from the motherboard.
3. Screw motherboard into standoffs.
4. Mount PSU, GPU, RAM into mobo.

After step 4, it simply refused to power on. The only thing that did happen was that the LED on the motherboard stayed lit up.



Steps I did try to resolve the problem

- Took out CMOS battery for around 1 minute with all power to the motherboard (which had nothing plugged in to it) disconnected, before inserting it back in.

- Tried another power cord and other electrical outlets

- Reapplied TIM

- Only leaving the CPU and HSF on the motherboard


Can anyone help?


PS: A weird thing is just an hour ago I tugged out the power cord and inserted it back in with the PSU still on the "on" switch. The LED lit up and the HSF started to spin. I turned it off by holding the power button on the casing and then turning it back on, repeating this about 4 times to make sure it worked. It worked all 4 times. I then plugged in my GPU and the thing wouldn't power back on again regardless of what I tried (taking out GPU etc).


Any input would help me out a lot.. Thanks
    
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Just put everything on to the motherboard (including front panel connector), hook the monitor to GPU. Try boot it normally.

Also can you get 2x2GB RAM as opposed to 1x4GB RAM? You are using single channel as opposed to dual channel configuration.
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Hey trumpet, thanks for the help! Unfortunately that didn't work. The LED lit up as usual and nothing else happened. Is there any chance that I could have shorted the board while fastening the screws onto the standoffs?


*EDIT
Mobo was faulty after all, brought it back to the shop for an exchange and tested it on the spot.
Edited by athwen - 10/10/11 at 11:20pm
    
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