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    Won't even boot.

    Okay so I bought the parts and put together a new rig for my parents and I am setting it up. When i try to start it up the computer won't boot or do anything. The CPU fan won't start and nothing runs at all. At first I thought maybe something with the PSU but the southbridge chipset heats up and I haven't checked the northbridge but at least i know there is power to the motherboard. Anyone have any quick ideas that i might be able to try? Thanks!

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    • [DW]Cougho's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VI Hero
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Team Group Dark Pro DDR4 @ 3466 C15
      • Storage:
      • 256gb Samsung 830 & 1TB Samsung 850 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
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      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760
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      • Silverstone FT-05B
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    possible shorting out on the case?

    try and boot it on the box it came in

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    Do you mean remove the mobo and try to boot it not in the case?

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    • [DW]Cougho's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VI Hero
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Team Group Dark Pro DDR4 @ 3466 C15
      • Storage:
      • 256gb Samsung 830 & 1TB Samsung 850 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gaming
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760
      • Case:
      • Silverstone FT-05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ XL2730Z 1440p 144Hz
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 1
    yep.

    i always boot new rigs on a box by shorting out the pins with a screwdriver (less dangerous than it sounds). That way you know everything is ok, and any problems would be from shorting (which is common).

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    EDIT: yeah that was it. now my problem is how do i find and fix the short?
    should i just try not screwing it very tight to the case?
    Last edited by yuthra253; 30-06-2005 at 01:45 AM.

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    • [DW]Cougho's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VI Hero
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Team Group Dark Pro DDR4 @ 3466 C15
      • Storage:
      • 256gb Samsung 830 & 1TB Samsung 850 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gaming
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760
      • Case:
      • Silverstone FT-05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ XL2730Z 1440p 144Hz
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 1
    its quite hard to find a short, basically screw it into the case with the bare minimum of screws then add more till it doesnt boot.

    My mate had a similar problem on an Asus A8V with the bottom left hand screw, he took that out and its perfect.

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    i think the mobo might have been touching the case. i put in just the bottom right screw cuz thats where that hot chip was and it was shorting again so i stuck some cardboard behind there to hold it away and then screwed it in and now it works, at least with that screw. Thanks very much i think it should work from here on out =)

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    • [DW]Cougho's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Crosshair VI Hero
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 1700 @ 3.9GHz
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Team Group Dark Pro DDR4 @ 3466 C15
      • Storage:
      • 256gb Samsung 830 & 1TB Samsung 850 Evo
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte GTX1070 G1 Gaming
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX760
      • Case:
      • Silverstone FT-05B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ XL2730Z 1440p 144Hz
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 1
    glad to hear it was sorted.

    As i say its a common problem

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