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Newly built gaming rig will not start.

by Daltonroars / February 4, 2014 7:50 AM PST

Hey, basically I took my old machine and wanted to upgrade the cpu cooling fan and heatsink, as well as put it into a new case. My old machine was a gateway fx6860. I transferred the motherboard, ram, hard drives, cpu, and graphics card to the old machine, as well as the psu, and just upgraded the cooler, but I noticed I bent some of the cpu pins on the motherboard when I tried to install the heatsinks. So I bought a new mobo, and installed it, and it still didn't work. Nothing turns on, fans will not spin up, nothing. I thought it was the psu, so I bought a new one, installed it, and it appears to give power to the mobo, but still nothing. Every wire is double checked. I tried diagnosing the ram by taking out and trying them all one by one, tried the graphics card, and hard drives, taking them out and turning it on, but nothing. The system doesn't even beep. I'm at a loss.

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Should have started with a BENCH TEST. If you're
by VAPCMD / February 4, 2014 8:04 AM PST

not sure what that is.....you can find it by doing some reading here on CNET or searching the WEB.

VAPCMD

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how did you "start" it?
by James Denison / February 4, 2014 9:08 AM PST

shorting the power pins where the front switch connects to on the motherboard?

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How would I short it?
by Daltonroars / February 4, 2014 9:49 AM PST

How would you go about shorting the pins? When I turn the power supply on, nothing happens. When I press the power button on the case, nothing happens. Is there some alternate way of turning on the pc?

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Did you run the pair of wires from the START BUTTON
by VAPCMD / February 4, 2014 11:24 AM PST
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to the PW (Power Switch) on the MB ?

VAPCMD

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Yes
by Daltonroars / February 4, 2014 12:23 PM PST

Yes I did, but it doesn't work. I just tried shorting the pins too, that didn't work either. I'm thinking it's the cpu. May need to buy a new one.

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(NT) Try the BENCH TEST first and go from there.
by VAPCMD / February 4, 2014 5:22 PM PST
In reply to: Yes

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