Forgot to plug in the auxiliary PSU cable is this a problem?

September 9, 2013 at 17:26:49
Specs: Windows xp, 2gb
When I first got the system I booted it up on a cardboard box and it was beeping and all indications was it was a working system. After I Installed everything it would not beep anymore I made a mistake how ever I did not plug in the auxiliary PSU cable but I hooked up the power cable after the first time I booted it up. Did I damage the system by doing it to late? I notice the CPU heat sink fan and the fan on the motherboard do not spin and no beeps!

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#1
September 10, 2013 at 00:06:21
If you turned the power off and connected the auxiliary cable then it should not have done any damage,

If you connected the auxiliary cable while power was still applied then is it highly likely you damaged something.

Stuart


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#2
September 10, 2013 at 02:03:58
No fans spin.. Sounds like its going to the ewaste garbage.

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#3
September 10, 2013 at 03:47:03
Hi Nappy,

what is the device(desktop, laptop, what) /make/model you have the problem with?

Also, what exactly do you mean by auxiliary psu?

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#4
September 10, 2013 at 06:10:57
"Sounds like its going to the ewaste garbage"

Wow, you give up easily. We can't help you if you don't provide any info, we have no idea what you're working with.

"When I first got the system I booted it up on a cardboard box and it was beeping"

Beeping means there's a problem & it should have been diagnosed & fixed BEFORE installing the board in the case. Why didn't you continue with the bench testing process?


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#5
September 10, 2013 at 12:38:42
Be sure the graphics card is fully seated too. Make any changes with the tower unplugged or the power supply switch in the off position.

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