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My friend built a computer today but he has the most stronge problem. it only turns on when he presses the mobo switch. When he tries to power it from front of the case, the computer turns on, but theres nothing on the monitor display. We tried flashing the mobo and reseting the CMOS battery. I dont know what else to try.


He has the EVGA Z68 130-SB-E685 motherboard.
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My friend built a computer today but he has the most stronge problem. it only turns on when he presses the mobo switch. When he tries to power it from front of the case, the computer turns on, but theres nothing on the monitor display. We tried flashing the mobo and reseting the CMOS battery. I dont know what else to try.
He has the EVGA Z68 130-SB-E685 motherboard.

Make sure you have the front panel connectors hooked up correctly. Check the mobo manual to see exactly how they should be hooked up. Or everything comes on except the monitor? If thats the case check to make sure the monitor is hooked up to the correct port 1st.
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Make sure you have the front panel connectors hooked up correctly. Check the mobo manual to see exactly how they should be hooked up.

There plug in perfectly. it only works with the JCMOS button. it gets passed the C digital display on the motherboard and shows numbers. where the front it just stays C on the motherboard display.
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If you are positive that the front panel connectors are plugged in properly then it is most likely faulty case wiring. Or the problem could be with the motherboard. Just in case I would upgrade to the latest BIOS.
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only the strongest warrior can turn on the z68 motherboard. The power wasn't meant for mear mortals!
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There plug in perfectly. it only works with the JCMOS button. it gets passed the C digital display on the motherboard and shows numbers. where the front it just stays C on the motherboard display.

What error code does C represent for that mobo? Is it just "C" or is there any number after it?
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If you are positive that the front panel connectors are plugged in properly then it is most likely faulty case wiring. Or the problem could be with the motherboard. Just in case I would upgrade to the latest BIOS.

Yes we're positive its not the front panel connectors. We tried moving the mobo to a cardboard box and it still did the same thing.
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What error code does C represent for that mobo? Is it just "C" or is there any number after it?

No its just C, but when it works it changes to numbers.
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