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computer wont start
02-12-2012, 06:10 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-12-2012, 06:13 PM by thedastardlyone.)
#1
computer wont start
So I have a

1) Hive 80 plus bronze psu
2) asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3 mobo
3) 2 4gb corsair ram
2) i2500k cpu

everything is plugged in but I cant get anything to boot up. I have the 24 and 8 pin power connectors attached and a line going from the psu to a power switch. The power switch works because my laptop is hooked up to it. Also it is switched to the "I" position.

IMPORTANT: When I first tried to start it it flashed red for a sec and that was it. I can't get it to do it again.

Any Help? Do I need anything else installed to start it up besides what I have stated already?
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02-12-2012, 07:47 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-12-2012, 07:47 PM by MathieuB.)
#2
RE: computer wont start
Here are some troubleshooting steps to try:
1- Make sure that all the power cables are plugged in and double-check all the connections to make sure that everything is plugged in all the way.
2- Double-check the RAM, the notches on the side of the RAM slots are supposed to close on their own when you properly insert the RAM.
3- The video card may require one or two PCI-Express power connectors and the motherboard requires the 24-pin ATX connector along with the 4/8-pin ATX power.
4- Make sure that there's no loose cable touching something that it shouldn't. The issue that you're getting is often due to a short, the power supply automatically shuts down to protect your PC from damage.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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02-12-2012, 08:38 PM,
#3
RE: computer wont start
I actually realized that I did not properly connect the video card to the power supply. The first time I tried to turn it on I have the video card installed. My video card(GTX 560) came with power connectors that fit into a different spot on the psu. I have it connected to the right slot now.

It seems like the power supply isn't doing anything, is there a way to reset it?

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02-13-2012, 02:32 PM,
#4
RE: computer wont start
What do you mean the power supply isn't doing anything? When you press the power button, what happens? Do the fans spin, even if just a little bit?
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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02-13-2012, 06:08 PM,
#5
RE: computer wont start
No, nothing at all happens anywhere on my computer. The power cable I have it plugged into is also used for a lamp that is currently working, but I plug it in, flip the switch to "I" and nothing happens, even when I press the power button on my mother board.
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02-13-2012, 06:24 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-13-2012, 06:25 PM by ichigeki.)
#6
RE: computer wont start
Try these steps.

1. Unplug all the powers and completely turn off and unplug PSU.
2. Remove video card.
3. Only use 1 RAM stick.
4. Plug in CPU fan power cable.
5. Plug in 8 Pin power cable.
6. Plug in 24 Pin power cable.
7. Just with these bare minimum try to power it up.

Edit: Sometimes you might have to hold the power on for a second or two. Don't hold on too long though.
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02-13-2012, 06:26 PM,
#7
RE: computer wont start
First of all, try resetting your motherboard CMOS (see your motherboard on how to do this, it's fairly easy). Once you're done resetting it, see if your PC starts again.

If that doesn't work, switch around your case's power and reset button and then try to power up your PC using the reset button, to see if it's not the power button that's broken.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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02-15-2012, 03:31 PM,
#8
RE: computer wont start
Did you try the onboard power button or you used the one on the case? Try it if you haven't done so. Also, does the motherboard powers on at all? What is the code on the LED display?
Laptop: MacBook Pro 13"
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02-17-2012, 10:27 PM,
#9
RE: computer wont start
I tried all the suggestions here and nothing does anything. I even tried the ram in each and every slot.

There is no response anywhere at all. Like I said before, when I first started I got a quick red light and then everything powered down.
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02-18-2012, 05:20 PM,
#10
computer wont start
Perhaps at this point might be worthwhile to invest in a very simple PSU tester to see if it can provide any power whatsoever. Best to go to the source at the point given most of what you tried was at the mobo level to power it on.

I considered that myself when I was having problems powering on as well, and they are not expensive seems to be around $10. However I have no personal experience given I didnt end up needing one.
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