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So today I was putting my rig into my case, and it would not start up. I plugged in the 24 pin fan connector, still nothing. Put it on it's box, tried holding the 24 pin in place and the system booted up but as soon as I let go of the 24 pin it went down. Is it time for an RMA?
    
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What a horridly obnoxious signature you have.
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What a horridly obnoxious signature you have.
Thanks, it's meant to catch your attention.
    
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Check for bad solder joints on the board and try a different PSU.
 
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by Idiot View Post
Check for bad solder joints on the board and try a different PSU.
Power supply is not the problem, I tried it with the paper clip trick.

On the 5V connector, 1 left on the bottom right of the motherboard 24PIN connector, it looks like there is a little bit of black...can't really see much though.
    
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Well if its a tightness problem, as in it only works when pressed into the MB in a certain way, perhaps you could drill 3-4 holes through the MB around the 24pin connetor, WITHOUT cutting into the printed copper paths of course, and then just tie some string around the MB and the 24pin connector

ll wires from 24 pin con.
ll
slls
sHH s
------- s----- s --------MB
sssssss string

this comment box won't keep the spacing I used to make the diagram look right
Edited by Mit Namso - 1/17/11 at 8:46pm
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Well if its a tightness problem, as in it only works when pressed into the MB in a certain way, perhaps you could drill 3-4 holes through the MB around the 24pin connetor, WITHOUT cutting into the printed copper paths of course, and then just tie some string around the MB and the 24pin connector

ll wires from 24 pin con.
ll
slls
sHH s
------- s----- s --------MB
sssssss string

this comment box won't keep the spacing I used to make the diagram look right
No drill, sorry.
    
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post #8 of 10
RMA the board...and please don't drill holes into your motherboard. Then you're most certainly out of warranty and SOL.
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Yup, RMA.
    
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post #10 of 10
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Yup, RMA.
Thanks! Tigerdirect's replacement policy is horrid.
    
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