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By gravismors ·
i have a athlon 1ghz with a asus a7v motherboard 2 hard drives a 4.6 gig seagate and a 12.4 gig maxtor 2 cd rom drives a HP CD-RW and a creative 48x cd-rom a voodoo 3 2000 video card (pci) ok here's my problem i just finished hooking everything up and started the computer up and it turned on for 3-4 seconds fans going and everything and then just turned off. all my connections are fine but in my manual for my motherboard it says check jumper connections what is that i really want to use this computer help me please!!!

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by dmiles In reply to Homemade Computer Problem ...

In your Motherboard manual you will see a diagram of the mother and the the jumpers that correspond to your CPU you are using.This also applies to the voltage that the voltage the motherboard operates on.
This is also true for each drive that you have on the machine,there is a diagram on the drive or use the drive manual to select how the jumpers should be placed to designate which drive is master/slave drive,the jumper connections are located on the back of the hard drive and cd drives.

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by gravismors In reply to Homemade Computer Problem ...

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by ronaldwidener In reply to Homemade Computer Problem ...

If you look at the motherboard you will see tiny little black jumpers they kind of look like the audio or fan connecters, look in the manual and check to see if your jumper settings match that in the manual.If not, then change jumpers to the manualsspecifications.

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by vertex In reply to Homemade Computer Problem ...

Assuming that you are not too sure about jumper connection, have you got the correct rating for the power supply unit? Athlon needs at least 300 watts.

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by spn In reply to Homemade Computer Problem ...

OK what you need here is patience.
One thing I?ve learned(a number of times)from being a techie is when you work with a system don't rush because if you rush you make mistakes.
Ok 1st Check the power supply like Ashburnt say it should be a 300 watt min.
Now discharge the static by touching the metal casing.(I most of the time also disconnect the power supply both on the wall and on the motherboard ,depending on what I am doing )Check the manual for the correct jumper settings .Nowadays the motherboards have minimal jumper/dim settings so it might OK what you need here is patience.
One thing I?ve learned(a number of times)from being a techie is when you work with a system don't rush because if you rush you make mistakes.

Ok 1st Checkthe power supply like Ashburnt say it should be a 300 watt min.
Now discharge the static by touching the metal casing.(I most of the time also disconnect the power supply both on the wall and on the motherboard ,depending on what I am doing )
Check the manual for the correct jumper settings .Nowadays the motherboards have minimal jumper/dim settings so it might be a good idea to check that every thing is set-up right.
IF every thing checks out okay(Y/N)Make sure everthing is in nice and snug,If it works great if not Remove everything except the video card,FDD,PMaster HDD and ram.Try now,if it works replace 1 componant at a time,remembering to discharge the static before you touch any components, if not read on.Disconnect the power supply at the wall and ?turn on? wait ? 5secs then ?turn off? the machine, plug in and try once more.If it still doesn?t work ?smell? the power supply ,if its blown you?ll know(trust me you?ll know) and then you can start to worry.If you can borrow another (one you know works)power supply give it a try.

Note: I have seen power supplies reduce machines to a large paper weight(smoke ,sparks etc and frying every component)

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by spn In reply to Homemade Computer Problem ...

excuse the simplicity of the simplicity of of the instructions as i am unsure of your technical level i felt i would be best to explain things simplier rather than you take the risk of finishing off the PC.

Also If you have more then i memory chip try remove one and try again.

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by TxTopgun In reply to Homemade Computer Problem ...

SPN has the right idea. The one thing I would do differently, is before starting to unhook everything, unplug the power supply from the MB first. See if the power supply will come on by itself first. If it does, then plug it back in and look further from the SPN checklist. If it doesn't, replace the power supply. You have ruled out the #1 prospect right there in a matter of seconds. My guess would be that you have overloaded the power supply capabilities. You are probably borderline withpower and when everything starts coming up there is no juice left so it cycled out. If the power supply itself isn't fried, my next move would probably be to unplug ALL the drives except for the floppy and try that. If it still doesn't POST, you have narrowed it down to something on-board. Then you look at things like jumpers. I don't really think memory is going to shut down the fans. It might keep it from POSTing but not shut it down. I would put my money on the power supply. Good luck.

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