Newly built PC won't boot
Posted on 2003-12-08
I think this is the right topic area to post this in. Anyways, I just built a PC for the first time. To start off, here are the basic specs of the whole system:
Antec Performance II Series SX1040BII that came with an Antec PSU 400 Watt ATX 12v
AMD Duron 1.8 GHz (2500+ I think)
Maxtor 60 GB 7200 rpm
Along with a spare CD-ROM Drive and Floppy Drive I've had.
So I put everything together. When everything was plugged-in correctly and seated, (including the start-up button and LEDs etc.) I triple checked all components. It all looked right so I plugged it it, turn the PSU on, and pressed the start-up button. This is what it did and has done since:
The CPU fan and the 2 case fans start to move for a second (not even a full rotation just about an inch) and then stop. The PSU fans don't move at all and the CD-ROM and the hardrive do nothing whatsoever. That's it. No LED lights, no beeps, no nothing.
I tried unplugging all the IDE and FDD cables and anything unnecessary for BIOS to show and checked all power connections but it still did nothing but what I described above. I checked the motherboard and case manual over and over again and everything seems properly installed. I enjoy solving problems myself but I'm stumped on this one. What would cause this? A bad motherboard? I just don't know. Thanks to anyone who decides to help! I will answer further questions if needed. Thanks again.
EDIT: I thought I'd mention that as of now I don't have an actual video card so I can't plug the monitor in. I'm just trying to turn on the computer alone.