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By jtyson ·
This is the first time I build a computer. I went out and bought all the stuff (Athlon 900, Shuttle AK12, ect.) put it all together and don't get anything, no post or video. After testing everything and determining the motherboard is the perpetrator, I go out and get a new one. After installing it the same thing. A little dishearted I go out and get the board replaced but with a new model, AK14. I put everything together but in a new case. It works fine. The only common denomonator seems to be the case. All the proper precautions were considered when installing everything. Is this a possibility?

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by PaulP In reply to Case liable?

It was most likely a faulty power supply. Even though you purchased it with the case, the power supply is an individual component that can go bad just like everything else. Perhaps the connectors were not making proper contact, or maybe there was a blown internal fuse in the power supply.
Congratulations on figuring the problem yourself

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by jtyson In reply to Case liable?

I did test the power supply both physically and through the motherboard the readings was normal, and I made sure the board wasn't contacting the case underneath. I'm too apprehensive to try putting another board into that box. It an enigmatic problem I guess.

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by ojmj In reply to Case liable?

My first suspicion would have been a faulty hookup between the power supply and the motherboard. It is possible to hook up the two sets of wires incorrectly. It can smoke the motherboard.

But then you had the same problem twice and finally it worked correctly with a new case.

I agree: the power supply in the first case was probably the culprit.

O.J.

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by tjc In reply to Case liable?

I'm wondering if you had a grounding problem with the board touching the case. else I would say it was/is a powersupply problem.

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by @lberto In reply to Case liable?

Well you can bet the PowerSupply or the Power Switch on your Case was the problem, a posible test could be just to connect everything back on your old case and make short (pull and release inmediatly with a jumper) on your Power pins on your mainboard,if it starts then is just the power switch, otherwise the problem is the power supply.

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