New build wont start up

February 19, 2009 at 12:21:25
Specs: Windows XP
Got brand new everything, i plugged everything in but the computer wont start up. the motherboard lights up a red light and a smaller green light but when i push the power button nothing happens. Also my screws arent tight the motherboard just wont tighten down. i have a geforce 8200 motherboard. i know i have all pwoer connectors in right. do you think my motherboard is fried? it still light up though

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#1
February 19, 2009 at 12:38:33
Also my screws arent tight the motherboard just wont tighten down.

I cannot help you with any lose screws you have,

but some electronic boards use the mounting screws as a way to complete the circuit to ground, hint, hint.


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#2
February 19, 2009 at 12:45:24
Did you bench test all the hardware before assembling the machine? This is really a hardware question and should have been posted in the appropriate (General Hardware) Forum.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#3
February 19, 2009 at 12:55:13
The mainboard requires standoffs from the case. Sounds like you are trying to screw the mainboard directly to the case.

In the old days this would have resulted in a blown board the second you put power to it.

These days there is built in detection which is why it doesn't start up.


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#4
February 19, 2009 at 15:27:29
And make sure that you only install motherboard standoffs to align with screw holes in the motherboard.

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#5
February 19, 2009 at 15:55:52
i got all the standoffs in, and all the screws in the standoffs. their just a little shaky. do you all think this is the problem? should i reinstall them to a better fit? and what do you think about my motherboard is it fired if it light up?

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