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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 Casemaker In reply to Building My First PC

Thank you!
My ram does have chips on both sides so I removed the chip in bank 1. The ram is 133 128mg chips.
How do you test a motherboard??

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by mjchekal In reply to Building My First PC

Mark,
I have a question that has not been asked and needs to be. Is there any drives connected to this system board yet. If there is remove anything not on the system board from it (disconnect all cable but the power cable from the power supply and the power switch cable as this is an ATX system and it has a software switch). How see if you get any fan spin on the PS. I am looking for a short off the system board. I have seen mis-connected Drives cause this problem if that still fails I would look at a short in your Memory Module. If both of those test good you are looking at a bad system board.
Mike Chekal

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by NccMbc In reply to Building My First PC

The only way to test the motherboard in its current condition is through the use of a POST diagnostic's card, which is more expensive than the MB itself.

Follow the suggestions given. Since this is your FIRST machine, you?re still learning. Getyourself a good technical book (Upgrading and Repairing PC's - Scott Mueller) and learn more of the details. You could very well have a bad board, although it's usually rare unless damaged in transport. Did you follow ESD protocols when installingthe components? If you don't know what I just said, that is your first problem. You need to regroup, and begin again. Start from the very first, and confirm every step you do. Make sure what your doing is the correct procedure. You just learnedit's not always as simple as just plugging everything together and getting it to work. Sorry if this gets you mad, but it takes time to learn, the fun from working with computers is getting it to work, not just plugging it in like a Nintendo or Playstation 2.

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