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post #1 of 15
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Hello Everyone i am new here i recently built my computer and when i had everything plugged in it wouldnt not turn on ....

i am wondering if my power supply is defective? or the motherboard? the power supply doesnt smell burnt or anything like that


i am using the corsair CX500

asrock extreme4

antec 300 case

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3

MSI R7770-PMD1GD5

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz with a 212evo
Edited by Effnkid - 9/22/12 at 2:14pm
post #2 of 15
Does it do anything? Fans turning or a sound of some sort?

It could be the psu but there is a way to test that by connecting some pins on the 24 pin connector, just not sure what pins. You should be able to google it.
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post #3 of 15
Could be, does your PSU have a switch on the back that needs to be turned on? Mine does. Did you plug in all the power connectors? I would re-check just to be sure. If you have the ability to plug in a different power supply you could do that too, just to test.

I'm not familiar with how to actually check, but like the poster above said you could try that.
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post #4 of 15
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I have no way to plug in or test the power supply X_X the power supply's fan does not spin i dont think the whole PC does antything at all when i press the power switch i went back and i replugged the 24 and the 8 pin really tightly i even tried the power button on the motherboard
post #5 of 15
have you made sure that the power button is pluged in correctly and the 24 pin and the 4/8 pin connector is also connected and you have core components in correctly like the ram and processor
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Yes i double checked that
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then idk what to tell you except the board or psu
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post #8 of 15

The PSU switch has two positions: I and O. Make sure it is in the I position.

If not, then it's a faulty PSU.

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post #9 of 15
Also make sure there is not a short, as in your mobo somehow touching the case. You used mobo risers, yes?
 
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post #10 of 15
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I'm sure he has motherboard standoffs.

Is the computer connected to the wall outlet directly or is there a extender/surge protector/UPS in between ? Is the outlet on the wall working, try with something else.
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