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post #1 of 21
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Well this is my first build and something went wrong. I connected what I believe was everything needed and hit the power button and what happened was some lights over top of "Phase LED" on the mobo flashed and the processor fan along with the cooling fan spun a little; then nothing.

Here's a video of the start and a photo of my computer.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...65393937249562

http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?i...ture003mj1.jpg

I dunno what could be wrong, is it possible I broke the CPU trying to put it in? The CPU fan was a real pain to install.

Please help! I spent all my money and now I'm unsure if I should try to return the motherboard or the processor or replace something.
post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 
This is my build if it helps

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/25...puter#t1877879
post #3 of 21
make sure hte 24pin, and the 4pin are very tight. also, try reseating the heatsink, as well as taking out the cmos battery for 30 seconds and put back in

most of the time, its because the seating of the fan is wrong

make sure the arrows on the fan are POINTING AWAY from the heatsink, and then push them in until you hear a click, u dont have to push it in all the way for it to hear a click
Edited by askareem24 - 12/18/08 at 9:04pm
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post #4 of 21
I wI would do a couple of things - reset your CMOS by doing the jumpers or pressing the button, whichever your mobo has.

Also, I would check the power cables to make sure they're secure. Make sure they're all going where they should be and that they're all nice and tight.

I would also check to make sure your reset button cable isn't loose or incorrectly attached. That might cause something like what you're experiencing.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
do you think this could really be the cpu fan?

if so I wouldn't mind buying a new one from bestbuy or something because I think the fan is broke (it wont attack properly).



How do you reset your CMOS?
post #6 of 21
Correcting the 24pin and 4pin is probably the problem. If your powersupply has a button on the back to shutoff and on switch it. Dunno if it will do anything but hell better than nothing
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post #7 of 21
I am sorry to break it to you, I really am because I am going through the same issue, but it looks like you got a defective board. Instead of spending hours and hours like I did trying to figure out a problem, try to return your board and see if that fixes it. Without being there to diagnose your problem, it's hard to say exactly, but my 6 month old GIGABYTE motherboard started to have the same issue.
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post #8 of 21
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24 and 4 pin connectors, I am not sure which ones they are (the instructions sucked and no labels) but I am guessing there is only 1 of each of those coming from the PSU and they both connect to the motherboard right?


should I try to replace the board to Newegg? I bought it early this month.
post #9 of 21
it could be a dead fan too, cause if and when there are no fan blowing on the cpu, the computer automatically shuts off right away.

also, resetting the cmos is easy, you see that silver battery the size of a nickel, take that out , leave it out for about 30 seconds to a minute and put it back on.

also, there should be a power switch on the motherboard, u can turn that on without having to wire the pwr/reset/hdled/powerled, u should unhook the wires that you attached to the pwr/reset/hdled/powerled pins and try to power the motherboard by pressing the power button on the motherboard, im not familiar with gigabytes, but i think u should have it somewhere
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Rosewill 500W Cooler Master 590 
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post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
thanks a lot, i'll try that tomorrow

any more advice is greatly appreicated
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