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Hi , I just applied thermal paste to my TTBT and since I have to take out my mobo to do that I unplugged everything. When i was done I put everything back and now when I try to turn on the system nothing happens. Theres just a orange light on my board. Any suggestions on what I can try? My system specs are in my sig.
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Try turning off your psu, until everything on the motherboard turns off (indicating that the power isn't being supplied to the motherboard) turn the psu back on and see if that works.

Try clearing your BIOS by moving the CMOS jumper from the position it is in now to the other. (Should be in your motherboard guide)

Make sure that no screws are touching the motherboard to where it could possibly short-out.
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I tried the top two before. When you say no screws does that include the ones connected the motherboard to the case (dumb question)? And if anything metal was touching it (thats not supposed to be there) would that also short it out?
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post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by pandapimp
I tried the top two before. When you say no screws does that include the ones connected the motherboard to the case (dumb question)? And if anything metal was touching it (thats not supposed to be there) would that also short it out?
Exactly, the riser screws from the case to the motherboard, if your case came w/ any washers, I'd suggest using those (although I don't). If you have enough put them on both sides.
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Does the computer beep repeatedly when you try to turn it on?
post #6 of 9
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light, I got washers but they are kinda bent up (the heat might of done that). If any part of the screw touches the mobo will it short? Thanks alot for the replies.
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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by pandapimp
light, I got washers but they are kinda bent up (the heat might of done that). If any part of the screw touches the mobo will it short? Thanks alot for the replies.
I believe so. Do you have any cold cathode lights?

what all is in your computer? fans, hdd, optical drives, etc.
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woohoo! Thanks man I got it to work. It was one little screw that caused all this.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by pandapimp
woohoo! Thanks man I got it to work. It was one little screw that caused all this.
Yea. That happens, and sucks when it does, it didn't make any sense that a brand new system wouldn't startup. So I'm glad to help you.
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