New build will not power up. HELP!!!-FIXED

kjacobs

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I am trying to make a new build with a new case (Antec 1600)and used Epox 8KHA+ motherboard. I cannot get it to power up at all. Nothing. I have tried another power cord also.

I have checked the power switch front panel switch connection to the mobo and the 20 pin power connector to the mobo. It looks like the 20 pin can only go one way and it snaps into place.

How can I tell if it is the power supply or the mobo? Or something else? Please help!

Ken

MY FRIEND CHECKED THE SETTINGS AND THE PREVIOUS BOARD OWNER HAD SET THE CMOS JUMPERS TO CLEAR. I GUESS I MISSED IT.
 

kjacobs

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PS I will try to boot "outside the box". I did have a hard time getting the mobo to fit, the case seemed to be bent around the I/O panel so maybe it is shorting out?

Ken
 

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Originally posted by: kjacobs
PS I will try to boot "outside the box". I did have a hard time getting the mobo to fit, the case seemed to be bent around the I/O panel so maybe it is shorting out?

Ken
thank you report results upon booting out of the box..gl
 

Nohr

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Check that the PSU's power switch is on if it has one, and make sure the PSU is set to 115V. Try reseating the ATX cable just in case.

Edit: You shouldn't have to use too much force to get the motherboard in. The case being bent could very possibly be shorting the back of the mobo.
 

kjacobs

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It would NOT power up outside the box. A friend happened by and is off to bring an ATX power supply that we will try to test with. I will keep you posted...and thanks.

Guess I will have to RMA case back (bummer) and that will take time. Bought from Provantage.com so am off to check their RMA policy.

If it IS the P/S wonder if I could just swap it out locally? Case is an ANTEC 1600.

Nohr, I did try all of your suggestions BTW.

Ken
 

Nohr

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Any new ATX PSU will fit and work fine. 300W is the general minimum nowadays, but more importantly go with a name brand. Quality over quantity. :)