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    Emergency! Build help required

    Hi Guys,

    I was going through my new build today and except for a few small teething problems, everything seemed fine.

    I was all ready to boot, plugged in the basics and pressed go...unfortunately there was no healthy mobo bleep. But also no error beeps. Just silence, i waited 30 secs or so to see if it would burst into life, but it doesnt look promising.

    I've disconnected everything except processor and ram but get the same results, just silence.

    Anyone got any ideas why i'm neither getting through the BIOS POSTs or hearing any errors that might give some info on the problem?

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    Any fans spin up ? Could be the PSU...
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    Plugged the pc speaker in?

    Do you get a motherboard light on?

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    How embaressing!!,cough, 24v power AND 12v power, tssk, idiot!

    I've never needed that much power to the mobo before

    All booted to bios, all drives detected, installing O/S currently

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    Plonker

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    it happens to the best of us

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    Exactly that!!

    I couldn't understand it!! I was sure it should boot and then nothing, only signs were that the power_led wasn't functioning yet was plugged in correctly.

    I've got some photos of various stages through building, will upload at some point when i get back off the misses' laptop!

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    Haha...Ive been there recently. First time i reset the CMOS on my ab9 I unplugged the power cord and forget. When it wouldnt boot again i panicked and starting removing everything piece by piece...great...

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    59% on drive 1 *looks at watch* sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougMcDonald View Post
    How embaressing
    LOL, I wouldn't worry about it. I spent 14 hours trying to figure out why my new pc wouldn't boot. Bloody power cable looked like it was in properly........

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougMcDonald View Post
    How embaressing!!,cough, 24v power AND 12v power, tssk, idiot!

    I've never needed that much power to the mobo before

    All booted to bios, all drives detected, installing O/S currently
    AMAZED that somone suggested a broken psu before checxking the 12v was connected..

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    Quote Originally Posted by arbitor View Post
    AMAZED that somone suggested a broken psu before checxking the 12v was connected..
    Not so amazing..he has a Hiper which has obviously led him to be paranoid

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    i've had a hiper for over a year?! *touches wood*

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    Oi arbitor I where did I say it was a BROKEN PSU ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    Oi arbitor I where did I say it was a BROKEN PSU ?
    you said maybe its the psu?


    doesnt suggest check the leads to me mate

    i also had a hiper for years was fine

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