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Motherboards Possible motherboard problem, requesting help :)

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Fujukami, 18 May 2012.

  1. Fujukami

    Fujukami What's a Dremel?

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    Hello there,

    I've got the following system:
    Mobo: Asus P5G41M-LE
    PSU: Xilence 580W
    CPU: Socket LGA 775 E6850 (stock clocked)
    GPU: Asus 8800 GTS 512 MB
    RAM: 2x4GB Kingmax DDR-1333

    The problem is as follows: The little green light (that I'm guessing means its being supplied by an electric current) is on, however, when I try to switch the PC on, it does nothing. Not a twitch of the fan, nothing.

    What I've tried so far: strip and reassemble, placing each component and trying to start. To no avail however. Tried to reset the BIOS, hasn't helped.

    Any help would be greatly apreciated.


    Fujukami
     
  2. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    Do you know if the PSU is working ok?

    Sent from my HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio using Tapatalk 2
     
  3. Fujukami

    Fujukami What's a Dremel?

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    Bought it brand new, just installed it a few minutes ago.
     
  4. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Just because it's new doesn't mean it's perfect.

    I would say try a different PSU or try the new one in a different computer, just to make sure it's ok.

    If it works then it's the mobo thats at fault.

    Edit: If you still have the old PSU try refitting that and see what happens.
     
  5. benjjamin

    benjjamin needs MORE POWER!

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    Was it working then its just stopped working or have you bought new hardware?
     
  6. Fujukami

    Fujukami What's a Dremel?

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    I bought this new PSU(the Xlinece one), since the old one I had (was a 500 W one from be quiet!) died. No new hardware besides the PSU.
    Also if it'd be the PSU, I doubt the green LED would function.
     
  7. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I've had a brand new one where the light came and nothing happened, no fans spinning and no life. All the light tells you right now is that power is getting to it, not necessarily the rest of the board.
    The only way to be 100% sure it's not the PSU is to test it on another PC or get hold of a PSU tester.
     
  8. Fujukami

    Fujukami What's a Dremel?

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    And how did you manage to fix it?
     
  9. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I didn't the PSU was a dud. Took i t back and got a replacement. But I did have another PC that I tested it on first.

    What you have to remember is that the 24 pin socket supplies power across most of the board, so while power might be getting to one bit it doesn't mean it's getting to the rest.
     
  10. Fujukami

    Fujukami What's a Dremel?

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    Understood, I'll test the PSU and see the results, will keep you posted.
     
  11. Fujukami

    Fujukami What's a Dremel?

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    Managed to fix it. It was an assembly problem. I placed the 4 pin connector wrong, and thats why it didn't start.

    Thank you for all the help!

    Fujukami
     

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