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    Help!

    Hey all, i bought a Asus P5k mother board and a corsair 520hx PSU. I put them together with the rest of my system but the thing wont work.

    It powers on for about 3 -4 seconds and then stops, after a few more seconds it starts again and then stops. Whats happening? Ive check the connections many times but they all seem to be fine.
    Nothing shows up on screen either.



    Any advise will be greatly appreciated.

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    Did you connect the second power connector to the motherboard..4 or 8 pin depending on the board.

    Other than that i'd say it was shorting out. Rebuild it outside of the case or take out the i/o sheild..its normally that which does it in my expereince

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    4 pin connecter is in place, ill try the I/O shield now, ta

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    check the connections to your case are correct, ie reset button and power switch.

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    I/o sheild off, connections checked numorous times and its still doing it. I really am starting to get quite annoyed

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    Do you have the CPU fan on the correct header?
    Some boards won't start up unless they see a FAN on the CPU one. Or do you have a slow spinning one? If so, try connecting another to it and see if it boots.

    You cleared the CMOS?
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    cleared CMOS

    Not sure i entirly understand about the fan, i can only see that theres one place for the fan wire to go.

    Its the Arctic Freezer pro 7 btw.

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    try building it on a bit of cardboard outside the case.

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    Turns out the socket is damaged duo to me putting in the processor incorrectly and the man at the repair store said he would want to put that CPU into another board.

    Ive also been told that with the socket damaged (pins bent or something) that its probably not covered under warrenty.

    Is this the case? Will i have a to buy a brand new board? Not gunna be a happy bunny if i do

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    you should be able to bend pins back if your very careful with a pair of precision tweezers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Turns out the socket is damaged duo to me putting in the processor incorrectly and the man at the repair store said he would want to put that CPU into another board.

    Ive also been told that with the socket damaged (pins bent or something) that its probably not covered under warrenty.

    Is this the case? Will i have a to buy a brand new board? Not gunna be a happy bunny if i do
    Well to be honest it is unlikely that a warranty replacement due to a fault caused by the user causing physical damage to the CPU socket is going to be covered. You might be lucky and the supplier may be helpful, but they won’t have to be. I don’t think that ASUS will help, their support is pretty poor.

    Good luck…. And take care with delicate components in future may be the main lesson… these Intel CPU connections are very delicate.
    Try to make each and every day the best it can be.

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    How did you manage that buddy?
    They have slots in the side so they can only go in one way!

    If you check the Abit forums out on HEXUS, they can realign the pins for you for a fee. Worth a shot and will be cheaper than a new board.
    If won't be covered under warranty. Its not even worth trying as its just wasting everyone's time (and money sending it back).
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    If the pins aren't bent very much then sliding a thin piece of stiff plastic, like a credit card, is usually OK. If they're bent right over you need something very thin and probably metal (I've used a pin before). You also need excellent eyesight (or good glasses), the patience of Job and a steady hand...

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    Strangely enough mine does something similar. When I change something in the BIOS or hit the reset button, it will occasionally sound like it's powering down (no lights etc). Few seconds later and it starts up normally. Bizzarr eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DataMatrix View Post
    Strangely enough mine does something similar. When I change something in the BIOS or hit the reset button, it will occasionally sound like it's powering down (no lights etc). Few seconds later and it starts up normally. Bizzarr eh?
    ... lots of boards seem to do this after a BIOS update or reset. Seems to be quite normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    How did you manage that buddy?
    They have slots in the side so they can only go in one way!

    Yup, and me being the eager beaver and a very big plum i tried putting it in the wrong way first because i wasnt paying attention.

    I havnt actualy seen the board yet so i dont know the exact damage, but ill take a look at the Abit thing you mentioned.

    Really annoyed, but only myself to blame Thats a lesson to you kids, always pay attention!!

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