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post #1 of 31
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I just assembled everything last night, and for the life of me I cannot get this thing to power on. All that happens is, when I push the power button on the front of the computer, the blue power button turns on for a split second, and the computers sounds like its trying to start but then it doesnt. I tired starting a few times, and the same thing happens everytime.

Ill try to make this easier by explaining my components...

NZXT M59 case
Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 LGA 1156 motherboard
Corsair H50 cpu cooler
Antec EarthWatts 750 watt PSU
Gigabyte 9800GT GPU

The H50 is 100% connected: Pump connected to MB, push pull fans attached to case and PWM fan connected to MB, hardware and cpu and thermal compound and all that are already done.

GPU is installed

8 gb ram installed

case fans installed and connected to PSU

PSU installed, and connected the 24 pin connector to the MB, and the 8 pin cpu connector to the cpu socket on the MB.

All Case connectors connected to MB: hd led, power led, HD AUDIO, etc

I dont know what else to do. If pics are required to better show what i've done i'll be happy to post, Thanks
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post #2 of 31
Pull the power cord on PSU and press the ON button for a few seconds, then plug it again and try.
Reset CMOS, by setting the jumper for 20-30 seconds or remove the battery.
Try removing the 9800GT and use the onbard graphics to boot.
If you have a speaker connected remove the ram sticks and see if the board beeps.
If this doesn't help try to remove cpu and put it back on.
Check if all the components are properly seated, PSU conectors specially.

Hope this helps.
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post #3 of 31
1) Did you make sure not to damage any components due to static discharge?
2) Possibly the PSU is damaged? Antec is usually a great brand, but maybe you've got a dud?
3) Maybe something hooked up to your PSU is drawing WAY too much power, causing the PSU to safety shut down?
4) Are the fans turning on? Or only the blue LED from the MOBO?
5) Maybe a critical failure on the MOBO side. Maybe it's defective.
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post #4 of 31
Your power supply may have a dead rail. Do you have a "ready light" LED on the motherboard before you switch it on? I would RMA the supply and replace it.
post #5 of 31
Like the posters above have said, go down to the bare essentials to boot i.e. 1 ram stick and no GPU installed. If that doesn't work get a case speaker and hook it into your mobo. Reboot and listen to the beep code it gives you. Hope you get it figured out!
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post #7 of 31
Before declaring your PSU/mobo DOA, run down this checklist:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/26...video-problems

There are a lot of simple things that can go wrong.
post #8 of 31
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Quote:
Originally Posted by matroska View Post
Pull the power cord on PSU and press the ON button for a few seconds, then plug it again and try.
Reset CMOS, by setting the jumper for 20-30 seconds or remove the battery.
Try removing the 9800GT and use the onbard graphics to boot.
If you have a speaker connected remove the ram sticks and see if the board beeps.
If this doesn't help try to remove cpu and put it back on.
Check if all the components are properly seated, PSU conectors specially.

Hope this helps.
#1 didnt work
#2 removed the battery and same thing
#3 removed the 9800GT and same thing
#4 Apparently my case didnt come with a MB speaker
#5 im 99% sure my cpu is installed correctly, I followed the instructions on the intel guide and did exactly as the pictures said. I made sure I didnt put too much thermal compound, I even spent about 10 min removing all the excess compound and made it as thin as possible.

I checked all the connectors and everything is seated properly. I hope something is not defective, because everything is brand new. Then again this is my first build ever, so I dont really know much about this. I know I hooked up something right, being that it does power on for a split second and on the front of the case, the Blue LED turns on.

I will try and remove one of the ram sticks and pull out the GPU at the same time to see if that helps as someone suggested.

None of the case fans power on at all. The computer doesnt stay on long enough for that to even happen
Current Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 Gigabyte GA-H55M USB3 Gigabyte nVidia 9800GT G.skill ripjaws DDR3 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Samsung 24'' LCD TV/Monitor Adesso keyboard /w built in touch pad 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 750 watt NZXT M59 
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Current Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3 Gigabyte GA-H55M USB3 Gigabyte nVidia 9800GT G.skill ripjaws DDR3 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Samsung 24'' LCD TV/Monitor Adesso keyboard /w built in touch pad 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 750 watt NZXT M59 
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post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by xebian13b View Post
#1 didnt work
#2 removed the battery and same thing
#3 removed the 9800GT and same thing
#4 Apparently my case didnt come with a MB speaker
#5 im 99% sure my cpu is installed correctly, I followed the instructions on the intel guide and did exactly as the pictures said. I made sure I didnt put too much thermal compound, I even spent about 10 min removing all the excess compound and made it as thin as possible.

I checked all the connectors and everything is seated properly. I hope something is not defective, because everything is brand new. Then again this is my first build ever, so I dont really know much about this. I know I hooked up something right, being that it does power on for a split second and on the front of the case, the Blue LED turns on.

I will try and remove one of the ram sticks and pull out the GPU at the same time to see if that helps as someone suggested.

None of the case fans power on at all. The computer doesnt stay on long enough for that to even happen

For what you described there is something keeping the board to post successfully...A speaker would help tremendously ... can't you get one from another rig you might have at home or from a friend?


EDIT: Sorry, been reading better your last post, the power-led doesn't stay on too, is that right? when you power-on, the lead turns on but shuts down right after, am i right?
it's late, i have to think on everything twice as hard...LOOOL
Edited by matroska - 1/28/11 at 4:51pm
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T Foxconn A79A-S PNY GTS450 XLR8 KVR800D2N6/2G 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD2500AAKS WD3200AAKS WD10EARS WD3200JB 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DRW-1608P2 Asus DRW-1608P2 Corsair H70 Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ASUS VW193S Logitech EX100 LC-Power 650W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE Logitech EX100 Creative Audigy 2 ZS Creative i-Trigue L3450 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD2500AAKS WD3200AAKS WD10EARS WD3200JB 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DRW-1608P2 Asus DRW-1608P2 Corsair H70 Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ASUS VW193S Logitech EX100 LC-Power 650W 
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Coolermaster Stacker 830 SE Logitech EX100 Creative Audigy 2 ZS Creative i-Trigue L3450 
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post #10 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by nakiki View Post
standoffs
Check your Motherboard mounts to your case.

Make sure you didn't screw the board down too tight causing the board to touch the case, could be causing the board to ground out to the case.
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