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PC won't boot

by fadetowhite24 / February 23, 2007 12:51 AM PST

I am having a problem. I just bought components to build a new computer and I put it all together but it will not boot up. There is power going to the motherboard, I know, and to the video card, hard drive, and all the fans in the case. However there is no power to the keyboard, mouse, and CD/DVD Rom drive. I checked all the conections and they seem to be fine. If anyone could help me out with this I'd appreciate it. Thanks!

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What kind of keyboard/mouse?
by jackson dougless / February 23, 2007 1:43 AM PST
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If they're USB, then you probably connected the USB wires incorrectly. If they're PS/2, then you may have a bad motherboard.

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RE:What kind of keyboard/mouse?
by fadetowhite24 / February 23, 2007 3:13 PM PST

It's a PS/2 keyboard but a USB mouse. Do you think the motherboard would be bad if the fans on it work and the video card is active as well? Reading in other posts, it seems it has something to do with my CPU. I can't even get BIOS to run to check it out though. I also do not get any beep codes. Any other thoughts?

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Basic question, not trying to be a wise guy.
by Ray Harinec / February 23, 2007 10:09 PM PST
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Do you have the 4 pin 12 volt connector plugged in?? Do you have a 20 or 24 pin power connector on the mobo, and the correct one plugged in?? [There are adapters to make a 20 pin to a 24 pin and vice cersa.

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Also, if worse comes to worse
by Ray Harinec / February 23, 2007 10:15 PM PST
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pull the mobo out and put it on a piece of cardboard and run it from there to eliminate any chance that the mobo was shorting some artwork from an incorrect installation.

You do not need any drives etc to get into the BIOS [of course you do need a keyboard].

You do not need the front panel connections to turn it on. Simply take a small [metal] slot screwdriver and momentarily short the two mobo pins for the power switch together.

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Re: Worst
by fadetowhite24 / February 24, 2007 12:28 AM PST

Ok. All the power connectors are in their right positions. I took the mobo out of the case and tried it like you said but still nothing. No beeps, no display on the screen, but the CPU, mobo, and Video fans are all running. I'm getting worried that I fried my proc somehow. What do you think?

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