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To start out I want to say, this is a long story. <br />
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A computer a works power supply started making a light clicking noise. and then would not come on at all....Time passes... some body else replaced the power supply and it was still doing the same thing....Time passed.... Then I got it and replaced the motherboard and CPU(After Prosses of emlimination) while the motherboard was still out of the case it all fired up and worked good. (IE..No RAM Compatibility problems). I then put it in the case crewed it all in. From that point on, it is doing the same thing from the start. I know it is not the other parts(IE..HHD,cd,GFX, other) because they where pluged in when I put the new MB &CPU in (But before I put in case).<br />
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So I think some how it is the case??? But how could this be.<br />
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It souds like you are grounding out on something..I know you have already checked your stand-off's and insulating washers...Stuff like this can get so frustrating because it is usally a simple thing but hidden..Sorry I cant help any, but thats the only thing I can think of, you are grounding out...Good Luck...
 

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I have thought of that to , but I have taken it back out of the case and have it os one of those anti stic bags. Still all it does is power on for about 1 sec. then nothing it just turns off.....Please help
 

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I suppose it is possible that you shorted out the mobo somehow, as you said it was working fine until you placed it in the case. Also, I would consider the new PSU suspect, is it a Rosewill? If so, they are not well known for making a decent PSU. Did you leave any extra risers on the mobo tray? Were you using risers (sorry, have to ask). Also, you can try testing the PSU by jumping it.
 

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sounds like a fan pushing air into the case or out of the case.....
 

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was the psu replaced by the same brand? if it was maybe its a bad psu and if It worked before you put it in the case then after you put it in the grounding cased a short and now you have a bad board..... can't tell for sure without having the board to test. take it into frys, tell them you just got this board but lost the reciept, I know its cheezy but they may not charge you for the powerup test..... My friend just did the same thing and found that it was a bad board, different board but same issue.....asus board.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I have thought of that to , but I have taken it back out of the case and have it os one of those anti stic bags. Still all it does is power on for about 1 sec. then nothing it just turns off.....Please help</div>

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</div> As another poster pointed out it could be the PSU, jump it and test your voltages, see if they are bouncing around much...
 

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I put the PSU in another computer and used Speedfan. It said all the vol. are good. and it worked great on that computer???? Could it be the case holding a "charge" or something. ???? Reaching for straws on this one.
 

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oh it is not a rosewell. I think he got the PSU from Best buy"Paid to much I am sure)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I put the PSU in another computer and used Speedfan. It said all the vol. are good. and it worked great on that computer???? Could it be the case holding a "charge" or something. ???? Reaching for straws on this one.</div>

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</div>I dont think a case can hold a charge, as cases are grounded. It really does sound to me like you shorted out your mobo somehow. If you tested the psu on another computer and it said the voltages are ok (and let me state here, that monitoring voltages with speedfan is by no means a good way to monitor your voltages) then I would suspect the mobo. IMHO your either looking at the Mobo being shorted out, or a bad CPU. If you havent done so already, try resetting your CMOS.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I put the PSU in another computer and used Speedfan. It said all the vol. are good. and it worked great on that computer???? Could it be the case holding a "charge" or something. ???? Reaching for straws on this one.</div>

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</div> Man I dont know..You might have grounded or shorted out on the first mobo install...Try another old mobo in the case if you have one and see what it does...I feel for you...<img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I do not see how I could have shorted it out??? I took all the procauses??? So if I get another motherboard will it short out????
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">I do not see how I could have shorted it out??? I took all the procauses??? So if I get another motherboard will it short out????</div>

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</div>There is no way we will be able to tell you if you shorted out your board or not. You just need to make sure you take afew steps before installing the mobo, ie, discharging esd on the chassis before touching ANY parts (prefferably wear an anti-static wrist band), make sure all of your stand offs are correctly placed and so on and so forth. Shorting out a mobo is hard to do if you are carefull, conversely, its extremely easy to do if you are careless. Also, if you havent tried already, please reset your CMOS, this might fix the problem.<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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"prefferably wear an anti-static wrist band)," did that , and have reset cmos about 10 times and taken the battery out about 10 times. I have unplugged everthing, walked away for about 30 min. came back to the same thing. That is why I do not think I shorted it out. and that it why I am reaching for straws...<br />
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Think is a possible way. Could it still be a case problem. I can buy a new motherboard no big deal.. But will it do the same thing... I have fixed about 100 computers and built about 20. Please HELP
 

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And yuo are dead sure you're not overlooking a standoff that does not corrospond to a hole in the motherboard (thus touching the bottom of the board).<br />
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The fact that it worked outside the case, and then failed after yuo installed it, including failing out of the case again, indicates that something went wrong during installing it in the case. Likely indeed a short.
 

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Yes I am dead sure about the <br />
"""standoff that does not corrospond to a hole in the motherboard""" <br />
Thank you guys for your help. So at this point I am still concered about buying a new board. I hope it does not short out for some unknown reason.
 

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Did you un pulg the power cable, pull the battery and then leave your CMOS jumper on clear for 2mins? There is a chance that you got two bad boards. It happens sometimes.
 

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maybe theback plate is buckled or warped? and is shorting out on the solder points? just a thought.<br />
or is there a feed shorting out in the caseframe somewhere?<br />
sure is a puzzler, i thibk you need to put a different mobo in the case, just to check that the rig as a whole is sound, if so its the mobo, if not its still either the case or some component, or something occuring during installation.<br />
i'd love to get my hands on this baby. could do with something to waste time on,lol
 

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It is wasting alot of my time. The employe does not have a computer right now.<br />
To "SNERP" Yes I am afraid that is what I did. I know this board was good. It was my computer(Socket A) before the "Up-Grade" about 2 months ago. and the board worked out side of the case.<br />
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To"BISCOLORMOTH" I will try the back plate, but it is perfect condition. though with the new board it may be touching something that it should not be.
 
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