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post #31 of 43
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Well if it is, it's the graphics card. But I dont see how it could just crap out on me coincidentally happening to when im fitting it into a new case. Plus the fans spin up. This has happened to me before when I got the pwr - and + wrong on and the hdd led wrong on the pins on my old case but this one doesn't even HAVE a hdd led and pwr - + on the front panel leads.
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post #32 of 43
Id say remove every power connector, and front panel leads. Dont worry about connecting the front panel audio or usb for now. Then reconnect all the power leads making sure they fit snugly and try again. Other than that all I can suggest is putting it together outside of the case to see if it powers up. Also have you tried reseating the memory modules? Just give it a try if you havnt. Also try the other memory slots, and a single stuick at a time. Just to eliminate any and all of this.
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post #33 of 43
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Id say remove every power connector, and front panel leads. Dont worry about connecting the front panel audio or usb for now. Then reconnect all the power leads making sure they fit snugly and try again. Other than that all I can suggest is putting it together outside of the case to see if it powers up. Also have you tried reseating the memory modules? Just give it a try if you havnt. Also try the other memory slots, and a single stuick at a time. Just to eliminate any and all of this.
I'll try but i'll just state some things -

The diagnostic LEDs stop at 2 - which is the VGA, if it stops at 1 the OS has failed to boot. If it stops at 3 it's the RAM which i've reseated anyway and 4 is the CPU. It stops at 2 so it could be the VGA but it's done this before on my old case and I attatched the front panel things correctly and it booted but I can't remember really what I done.

If it's a short why would booting it out side of the case work? (since it powers up anyway and doesn't shut down.)

The memory is also fine..according to the LEDs.

I'll make sure everything is attached properly although I still would like to know what goes into the 4 pin slot above the pci-e slot.
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post #34 of 43
Maybe go to the store and buy a $10 or $20 gpu to use for testing purposes? Idk what else to tell you dude.
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No where here sells cards that cheap - even crap ones for testing purposes. IDK what to do. I don't see how my graphics card could have been damaged after I switch cases but knowing my luck it probably has.
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post #36 of 43
Well, if you incorrectly connected the USB header than that MAY cause an issue...but don't even worry about hooking that up now anyway. Just hook up the bare essentials, 1 stick ram, no optical drives, no front panel, etc. and just hook up the power switch, nothing else and see if it boots that way. Also, when I've had issues such as this in the past, sometimes you have to jump CMOS a ridiculous amount of times to get to boot. Don't ask me why...
     
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Well, if you incorrectly connected the USB header than that MAY cause an issue...but don't even worry about hooking that up now anyway. Just hook up the bare essentials, 1 stick ram, no optical drives, no front panel, etc. and just hook up the power switch, nothing else and see if it boots that way. Also, when I've had issues such as this in the past, sometimes you have to jump CMOS a ridiculous amount of times to get to boot. Don't ask me why...
Just took all USB things off and still gets stuck with 2 debug lights left. This is so frustrating
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post #38 of 43
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Is it worth unscrewing the mobo and testing it on cardboard? what are the symptoms of shorts. The mobo doesnt shutdown or anything it will just keep running if I leave it on.
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Wow, I think i've just fixed it. All I done was realised the CD-ROM didn't have a molex connector in it and mine is set to boot from CD-ROM first, so i'm guessing that was the problem. I'll rig up my monitor now. Then all I need to do is add those Ground +d -d things to the USB pins. If anyone can help me with that i'de be greatful
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Well, unless you can get a pin diagram from your mobo manufactur (manual, online, etc.), I wouldn't worry about hooking up the USB headers for now, as I have heard incorrectly connecting it could cause minor damage as there is up to 5V flowing through the wires. You don't really want 5V going somewhere you don't want it to. That's good to hear you've sorted it out though!
     
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