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Help It's Not Booting
07-21-2011, 02:22 PM,
Help It's Not Booting
My newly assembled computer will not boot.
The computer turns on and i can see all the fans spinning and hear the hard drive spinning but nothing is displayed on the monitor. Have tried removing ram dvd drive hard drive and battery on the mother board... I'm devastated any help would be appreciated.
07-21-2011, 02:30 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-21-2011, 02:31 PM by Andrew J.)
RE: Help It's Not Booting
Some specs would help...

EDIT: Is it this?

Cpu Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 - Processor cooler - ( Socket 775, Socket 939, Socket 1156, Socket AM2, Socket AM2+, Socket 1366, Socket AM3 ) - 92 mm
Gpu: Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 XTREME 1 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100282XTREME
Extra Case Fans (2): Cooler Master 120mm Blue LED Case Fan - (R4-L2R-20AC-GP)
Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit (Full) OEM DVD 1 Pack
Motherboard: ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Hard Drive: Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ
RAM: G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBNS
CPU: Intel Core i3 Processor i3-2100 3.1GHz 3MB LGA1155 CPU BX80623I32100
Wi-Fi Card: ASUS PCE-N13 - Wireless PCI-Express Adapter - 802.11b/g/n - 2 External Antenna
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07-21-2011, 02:42 PM,
RE: Help It's Not Booting
Cpu:Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core 65W
Motherboard:ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA1155 SATA6Gb/s USB3.0 M-ATX B3
RAM:G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333MHz
Video Card: XFX HD-687A-ZNFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16
Storage:Samsung F3 1TB SATA II 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive:Light-On Dvd Player/Burner
Power Supply: Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Cooling: Stock Cpu cooler
Hope this helpsSmile
07-21-2011, 02:45 PM,
RE: Help It's Not Booting
Ok, first matter of affairs. Did you remember to plug in power connectors to your graphics card and is the graphics card fan spinning?

Did you remember to plug in the 8 pin power connector on your motherboard, right above the CPU?
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07-21-2011, 02:53 PM,
RE: Help It's Not Booting
I forgot to plug in the 8 pin power connector.... I plugged it in and it booted on the first try thanks for your help Andrew. Smile
07-21-2011, 02:55 PM,
RE: Help It's Not Booting
From the FAQs:

Q: Do I have to plug in both the 4/8 pin AND the 24 pin?
A: Yes.


Anyways glad it's working now. Smile
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07-21-2011, 03:45 PM,
RE: Help It's Not Booting
haha amateur mistake. I was utterly confused first time putting a computer together and it didn't boot up...Turned out I forgot to plug the 4 pin into the motherboard also.
Laptop: MacBook Pro 13"
Case: Drawer turned to case CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 CPU Cooler: Stock brah GPU: EVGA GTX 460 HDD: Corsair Nova 32GB Motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Z68 RAM: Ripjaw 8GB 1600 Optical Drive: Don't need PSU: 620W Antec Neo ECO. Operating System: OS X Lion/ Windows 7x64

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