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I built my system primarily for HTPC purposes and is my first build. But all of a sudden my machine is being extremely uncooperative... My machine stopped working suddenly (no POST - nothing) and I removed all unnecessary hardware and the machine booted up fine again. Figured it was PSU problems and got a new PSU and everything was fine again until recently. When I turn on the machine, only the heatsink fan spins, and nothing else happens. Removed the TV card and everything works perfectly so figured it was a bad card. Thought everything was ok until....

I have two HDs, one pata boot drive and one sata data drive. I plugged in an older pata HD to get data off and did that without problems for a while. Now when I plug in any HD, same thing with only the heatsink fan spinning and nothing else. Tried a more powerful PSU and still get the same results... All of the jumpers on the HDs are correctly set and I've tried both ide headers with the same results... I've tried removing even the vid card to get the second pata HD to work, but nothing... I've also reset the CMOS and reset the configuration data in CMOS. Seems like the machine only likes my current configuration and NOTHING else. Can someone please help me with this??? I am one step short of hucking this thing out the window. It was supposed to be built for HTPC and it can't even fulfill that anymore.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!
    
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I built my system primarily for HTPC purposes and is my first build. But all of a sudden my machine is being extremely uncooperative... My machine stopped working suddenly (no POST - nothing) and I removed all unnecessary hardware and the machine booted up fine again. Figured it was PSU problems and got a new PSU and everything was fine again until recently. When I turn on the machine, only the heatsink fan spins, and nothing else happens. Removed the TV card and everything works perfectly so figured it was a bad card. Thought everything was ok until....

I have two HDs, one pata boot drive and one sata data drive. I plugged in an older pata HD to get data off and did that without problems for a while. Now when I plug in any HD, same thing with only the heatsink fan spinning and nothing else. Tried a more powerful PSU and still get the same results... All of the jumpers on the HDs are correctly set and I've tried both ide headers with the same results... I've tried removing even the vid card to get the second pata HD to work, but nothing... I've also reset the CMOS and reset the configuration data in CMOS. Seems like the machine only likes my current configuration and NOTHING else. Can someone please help me with this??? I am one step short of hucking this thing out the window. It was supposed to be built for HTPC and it can't even fulfill that anymore.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!
Can you tell us which POST test it's failing? If you have the 4 LED POST diagnostic lights on your motherboard or have your pc speaker hooked up, then read this and it will help...
http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...solutions.html
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As sccr said and ...
If you are using an old case to upgrade...
Did the old MB have 4 rear mount towers?
Does your new MB have 3 rear mount towers?
If so did you remove the extra one?
    
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Unfortunately the MB doesn't have any leds on it so I can't tell which POST is failing. Also, there are no beeps. That was before the new PSU. Now, with the new PSU, everything works fine until I put the TV card or additional HDs in. When the TV card or HDs are connected and I hit the power button, the PSU turns on and the heatsink fan and the leds from the heatsink fan turn on but no video or beeps. I've even waited to see if it is maybe loading Windows so I wait to see if I could hear the Windows load up sound, but nothing.... not even the HD LED is on... Everything is new on the machine too. What are the rear mount towers and what difference does it make if one is removed? Again, everything is new so it should rule out any old compatibility issues or old age issues... Any other thoughts?
    
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At the back of the board where you screw it to the case....there are towers to hold the MB. Some have 3 and some have 4 towers/screws.
If you had 4 and did not remove the tower it may short/ground out the circuits.
The tower is usually a brass shaft screwed into the case.

It sounds more like a PS issue.
What are the 12+v rail(s) total amperage... it's on the PS sticker.
    
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