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Hey guys, I'm having the most difficult time trying to figure out an issue I'm having.

I just recently upgraded and I gave my old stuff to a friend, but the old stuff seems to have spontaneously stopped working. I removed the CPU, mobo and PSU from my system and transferred it over to his machine. The specs of this machine are...

CPU: E6600
Mobo: EVGA 122-CK-NF63
GPU: ATI 4870
Memory: 4 GB RAM
PSU: 500 watt PSU

Installing it went smoothly, no problems at all. I flip the switch in the back and hit the power button but it doesn't boot. I've looked over jumpers for about an hour now, making sure they are in properly and just cant figure out what could possibly be wrong. We've transferred out the PSU and put in a 650 watt from a different machine, still no boot. We've disconnected the GPU and HDD, still no boot. We've removed the CMOS battery, still no boot. We've taken out all the RAM, put in 1 stick at a time and rotated them, still no boot. We've even tried putting in a different CPU fan and using a different case and no luck!

At this point, I'm beyond confused and I have no clue what could possibly be wrong. I've used this CPU/Mobo for over 5 years without a single hitch and now the most I can get out of it is a single rotation from the fan and it just sits there.(I suppose indicating the CPU fan is mounted properly but not getting enough power?)

I should also note that there is a little orange or amber light that lights up when I hit the power switch and it fails to boot. Thanks!

EDIT: My brother suggested removing the CPU and seeing if it boots with just mobo and PSU, but its such a project to remove a CNPS9700, I don't even know if that would help anything. =/
Edited by dare365 - 3/27/11 at 1:43pm
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I should also note that there is a little orange or amber light that lights up when I hit the power switch and it fails to boot. Thanks!
Have you check the manual to see what this means? There usually is a code that says what this light may mean.
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Hmm, well this just raised some interesting questions. The manual I've been using is for the 122-CK-NF63, the mobo I have is the 122-CK-NF63-TR. Is there a difference?I can't seem to find a manual online for the latter.

Anyways the point is, apparently the 122-CK-NF63 has onboard LED codes instead of just the lights I have, so for this the manual seems almost useless. But if that much is different, is it possible the jumpers the manual is referring to are different too? It would be silly of EVGA to make them different but I suppose its a possibility?
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had the same thing happen to me evga told me to press down on the bios chip to make sure its seated right. i guess they had problems with them getting loose. but my was fine i had to rma the board. so check your bois chip could be an easy fix. hope this works for you
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Maybe something was damaged, like the CPU pins.
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lol he said it worked , when he turned the pc on again it wouldnt boot. so no cpu is fine.
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Woo hoo! I figured it out!

I ended up taking EVERYTHING out, had nothing but the mobo and the PSU and it still didn't work. Then I saw a little blue plastic thingy over one of the fans, its been there since I bought the board and I never thought anything of it, but I decided to remove it and it booted! Heres a picture of the little bastard that caused me such a headache. It was covering two of the three fan ports.



Kind of a crappy picture, I know, but if you can see, I'm holding the little blue thing between my fingers and in the background is the 3 pin fan connector it was on. I don't know what the problem was, I don't even use that 3 pin fan connector port. -_-

Anyways, thanks for the help guys!
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