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Computer won't start up

gabuie

10 months ago

I just built my first computer and I have everything connected into the right places (I'm pretty positive) but it just won't boot! I'm not sure if I damaged anything or if made a noobie mistake.

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I just built my first computer and I have everything connected into the right places (I'm pretty positive) but it just won't boot! I'm not sure if I damaged anything or if made a noobie mistake.

Did you double check and made sure the ATX 8-pin (4+4-pin) and the ATX 24-pin is fully inserted? Sometime those connectors may become loose because sometimes the first attempt was a miss connect. And is the l O PSU Switch turned on? It should be set as l, it's also called one or ON. [Yes I have done this once as I wondered why the computer didn't power on. All because I forgot to change the PSU switch to 1).

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the switch is turned on. Everything in the power supply is snug. I think it has something to do with the motherboard or I connected something to the wrong thing

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the PW Switch connected to the Power Switch from the Front Panel Connector? If I am correct by basing on your part list through your Profile, it's JFP1 from your motherboard. And starting from the top-left of the 4 pins in a row, it should be connected as + and - from the top right of the Front Panel connector. The power switch pins is also next to a no pin to its right as well from the front panel connector. I know if this is not connected correctly it will not turn ON either.

  • Make sure you have the PSU turned off and disconnected from the outlet/power surge/UPS first.
  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay I got it! I didn't have the HDD thingy on the left side of the motherboard connected properly. Ahhh, I'm so happy!! Thank you for trying to help

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

You had to reconnect your HDD LED connector? [Strange... it shouldn't have anything to do with a non-boot because if it's an LED then the LED on the front panel of the case's LED will not be flicking ON and OFF]. I could be misunderstanding the word HDD "thingy". So you must have fixed a connection somewhere but more important is happy you got it powering ON now. Enjoy and happy building!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty sure he had the HDD thingy connected to the power switch doohickey.

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