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Building My First PC

By Casemaker ·
Hi,
I am putting together my first Pc. I got a PIII 800 and an IntelD815EEA motherboard from Chips and tips. I followed all instructions and when I go to power it on, nothing. I took the board out again and checked underneath. I took out the i/o shield that came with the Antec case and put in the one that came with the board. I have checked all the basic power. surge strip and outlet but nothing.
Any help would be great.
Thanks
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by avachon In reply to Building My First PC

Hi, well, my first question is how are you powering it on? On an ATX system (which I assume this is), you set the power on the power supply to on but you power up the PC from the front case power button. If you still get nothing, take out everythingbut the bare essentials (only cpu, ram and video card and try again). If still nothing and you are sure outlets, etc. are okay, you can purchase a diagnostic board that fits into a PCI slot and one of these will help you troubleshoot a dead bare-bones system. Otherwise, you would need to begin to exchange out parts - trade out ram with known good, trade out power supply, etc. and then finally the motherboard. It's possible you have a dead power supply or motherboard and if you don't have the parts to exchange out, a local computer store might be willing to test your parts for a nominal charge - call and see if someone would be willing you help you troubleshoot before you lay out too much money. Since you can't power up though, my first thought is that ATX power switch followed by testing your power supply. Hope this helps.

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by Casemaker In reply to Building My First PC
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by dmiles In reply to Building My First PC

Check the power supply connections to make sure it is powered on,is the fan spinning?
Check your atm switch to make sure that it is on.Seems like their is no power generated if you have the connections and the cables are seated properly

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by Casemaker In reply to Building My First PC
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by jkloppel In reply to Building My First PC

Check the switch on the back of the supply to be sure it is set for 110 and not European voltage. That one stumped me for an embarrassingly long time a couple of years ago.

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by Casemaker In reply to Building My First PC
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by S6xtyN9ne In reply to Building My First PC

Forget about the bare essentials. Get right down to the problem. Take out the ram, video card, pull the ribbon cables so that the only thing connected to the board is the power supply cables (20 multicolored wires, and possibly a 3.3 v. 6 wire connector). Make sure those are firmly seated. Make sure you are set to 110 v. and that the power is turned on on the power supply. Try that.. If that doesnt work, remove front bezel for possible damaged bezel. If nogo there, you will probably have a bad power supply.

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by Casemaker In reply to Building My First PC
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by Casemaker In reply to Building My First PC

Hi,
I am now on my third case with no results. I dont think it is the power supply.

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by Casemaker In reply to Building My First PC

Hi,
I have taken the brand new ram out no luck. This MB comes with video, sound and nic intergrated on the board so I cant take cards out and try it.HELP!!!!!

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