I bought a new MSI PM8M-V 478 motherboard for this old computer (emachines) along with another 512mb stick of Corsair 3200 184pin and an AGP 8x 9800SE. I installed the new motherboard and the GPU and RAM plugged all the cords in, rechecked 2 or 3 times made sure everything was in the right place and where it is supposed to be. I go to press the power button in the front and it wont even turn on. The light wont even come on around the power button. Nothing! comes on NOTHING! I rechecked and rechecked and rechecked. I only have a 250watt PSU but you would think it would still turn on for a minute or two but nothing. I tryed resetting the battery bio thing nothing!PSU worked just the same day on the old (crap) motherboard and old graphics card (PCI FX5200) How do I make sure the polarity is correct with the front ports? I took out the newest stick of ram to see if that changed anything but still nothing.I go to look at the motherboard documentation and everything seems to right so I dont know what to do this is my final try to get this computer to even turn on. I dont think the motherboard is dead it is brand new from the store. I wore a anti static wristband so it isnt static electricity. I made sure the CPU was placed correcty and seated correctly. I went to see if it was the harddrive by taking out the harddrive out of my WORKING computer and putting it in there yet still nothing (note the hardrives are ATA133) I dont know what to do.
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1/5/06 at 2:04pm