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Gene-Z Not Even Turning On

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I bought one on here about 2 weeks ago but haven't set it up in my case until today. I was so excited to turn it on with the temp. Celeron G530 I bought from Microcenter until I pressed the button and nothing happened. When I say nothing I mean just that; nothing. The fans don't come on, the PSU fan doesn't come on, there is no sign of any kind of initiation of boot. I used my case's power button switch and nothing either.

I know my PSU isn't bad because the LED under the start button, reset button, and clear CMOS button light up when I flick the power on my HX650. I am also typing from my sig rig as we speak.

I cleared the CMOS multiple times and I tried it out with another PSU and still nothing.

If there is any hope left of reviving this motherboard, I'd like to hear it. I'm really not in the mood to wait another week for ASUS to send me an RMA replacement
post #2 of 8
are all the cables connected?
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Sounds DOA
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Possibly have the jumpers plugged in wrong? - + have to be exact with input.


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Originally Posted by Ace_finland View Post
are all the cables connected?
Well yea. I made sure the 24 and 8 pin connectors were pushed in all the way.
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Originally Posted by Denim-187 View Post
Possibly have the jumpers plugged in wrong? - + have to be exact with input.


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Checked that too and still nothing
post #6 of 8
did you RMA it yet? If you haven't try the M4Gz club, they have the most experience with the board.


Try the board out of the case like i suggested? BTW did you try with a 2500K or 2600K yet?

Make sure the BIOS chip is securely in place, if anything remove it and remember exactly how it was put in, and then replace it in the same orientation.

if anything at all, it should at least light up for a few seconds, i have never heard of a board never lighting up, that means there is no power going to the board.

See if you plug your current system into the same wall outlet and see if it will turn on, maybe you are on a UPS? i had another buyer on a UPS and that was his issue, his UPS was bad.

Did you try re-seating the CPU? BTW on that board, the first slot initialized for memory is the one farthest from the CPU, and the best is the second to first one closet to the CPU.

Now try this, did you try hitting reset instead of power? see if that will turn it on? And you tried both the onboard and the jumpers for the board?
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Did you check for shorts? run it out of the case?
    
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lol @ icraps quote..dude...there's like 5 people that have that avatar..or are they all you? wow OP ..i dunno..you know..the 1st biostar mobo i got was doa..now i'm always on the edge with that 1st power buton press..until i see BIOS..i'm nervous..if you have the power button plug hooked up correctly..and no fans spin or anything..call it doa..wow..you bought it on here,too
 
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