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I just finished hooking everything up and I press the power button and...nothing. I've tried different Molex connectors, psu plugs, and pwm headers but nothing has worked. Please help, I've been working for 4 hours on everything and then this happened.
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Sorry for the lack of detail, I'm on my phone. Everything works fine except for the pump and I'm running out of options!
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post #3 of 8
Some questions:

- when you say you press the power button and nothing happens are you shorting the green wire on the motherboard 24 pin connector to a black wire so the PSU is turning on?
- have you tried just using the molex connectors and no own header?
- have you pulled the pins out of the molex to ensure the are ok and there is a solid connection to e wire?
- have you tried powering the pump with a 9 volt battery? You would need to make a custom cable but it works.
- was the pump ever powered up when no water in it? That could have damaged the motor on the pump.
post #4 of 8
wait, did you test all the components outside of the case before putting them together inside? I always recommend testing your components not just watercooling but everything computer specially if its the first time putting it together to check if everything is working right before you do all the work of putting it in the case.. if you didnt test it before putting it all together then it may just be a dead pump.. does the PC turn on and works properly when you press the power button? if yes then its definitely dead pump, but if you did test it beforehand and it was working properly, its either something aint plugged in right or you damaged the pump while installing (maybe pulled the wire a bit too much?)
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post #5 of 8
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I'm using a formula V so I'm not shorting the psu, yes I have tried it sans pwm connector, I have not pulled the cables from the Molex but I can ensure they are making contact, I have not tried the 9 volt battery, and I have never used it without water.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SammichThyme View Post

I'm using a formula V so I'm not shorting the psu, yes I have tried it sans pwm connector, I have not pulled the cables from the Molex but I can ensure they are making contact, I have not tried the 9 volt battery, and I have never used it without water.

Did you ever test the pump prior to putting them together? if not then it prolly is just DOA pump, might wanna send it back for replacement.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reglar View Post

Some questions:
- was the pump ever powered up when no water in it? That could have damaged the motor on the pump.

you can power it up w/o water in it as long as it doesnt last more than 3-5seconds tops, I do this in every pump that I order just to make sure they work before I assemble things.
Edited by Sazz - 8/26/12 at 1:33am
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post #7 of 8
Sounds like a dead pump. One last test would be to put a fan on the same power supply cable to ensure it isn't a dead PSU pin.
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Sorry for the late response, just got my RMA number, sending it out this week. Thanks guys.
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