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Ok, so I shipped my computer via UPS, and it arrived DOA!! So, im pretty peeved, and Im trying to revive it. The comp my sig rig. So, this is what Ive tried so far:

Changed PSU
Changed MOBO
Changed CPU
Used different RAM
Unplugged all devices (hdd, cdrom, etc)

NOTHING WORKS!! Well, ok. Let me rephrase... one of my fans turns on for 3-4 seconds, and so does my GPU fan... but thats it. What could be the problem?
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try testing every part with a rig that works...can you do that?
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Power supply sounds bad. Since you already changed once, check the one you pulled. Take a paper clip and put one end in green wire hole and the other in black and fire it up and see if fans come on.
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try testing every part with a rig that works...can you do that?
Unfortunately no. All I have are the parts ive sent via UPS, which makes me think EVERYTHING is DOA
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Power supply
Even tho I used two different ones? AND the 2nd one i used was BNIB?? =X
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send it back an option?
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Sounds kinda like a short, take it out of the case and run it just on a piece of cardboard or something.
    
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Sounds kinda like a short, take it out of the case and run it just on a piece of cardboard or something.
Hmm, good idea. will try brb!

edit: uhh... how do i start the computer then? rofl
Edited by Odyn - 5/29/08 at 11:23pm
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Short the 2 pins called power switch/Soft boot in the front panel connection area on the mobo for a fraction of a second. Thats all
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edit: uhh... how do i start the computer then? rofl
Odyn, you can short the 2 PWR pins with a screw driver, coin, paper clip...basically anything that is metal. This should power on the board. All you need to do is bridge the two connections. Only do this for a few seconds.
The other easiest way would be to find a spare case and take the switch out.

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