Built new computer, won't power up
Posted on 2006-06-25
Hello, I just built a new computer and upon plugging everything in and attempting to power up for the first time it won't start up. I get a green power light on the motherboard when I plug in the power, but when I push the case power switch the fans won't turn and nothing starts up.
Here are the components:
ASUS K8N Socket 754 Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce FX5200
Corsair ValueSelect 2 x 512MB
WD Caviar 80GB
It didn't start up with everything plugged in, so I started unplugging components one by one to isolate the problem. I'm down to just the RAM, CPU, and graphics card connected and still it won't start up. I connected the power switch to the motherboard, I connected the two power connectors to the motherboard (20-pin and 4-pin connectors). When this didn't work I pulled the motherboard out of the case, set it on the anti-static bag and tried running it there to see if something was shorting out on the motherboard but I have the same problem.
Please help, what could be going on?