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Further to the reply, can you please inform me to whether the motherboard could be ruined from the short? if I put washers in between the motherboard and case, is there any chance of the motherboard working after it has shorted.

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Re: continuation to 'help no power' question?

Every time i turn on my computer it keep telling me that it have no service and the screen shuts off

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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Actualy I have a raidmax smildon case, with the same problem. I thought it was a motherboard issue, as I plugged in my headphones and the PC powered down. The power supply was sending power to the motherboard, I got an RMA for the motherboard, assuming it had shorted, purchased a MSI K9A2 platinum and the box still wouldn't power on, luckily the new motherboard had a power and a reset button on the board. I hit the power button and voila, power. So all signs point to crappy switch. Contacting Raidmax is my next step.

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It's a grounding issue.  quiet common for antec chassis.  what i would recommend is to take the system (motherboard, video card, power supply..etc) out of the antec chassis and run it to see if it boots up okay.  when you are putting everything back into the chassis, make sure the standoffs are where they are supposed to be.  if not, the chassis might not be grounded properly, get them to replace the chassis if you can find their support.

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Re: continuation to 'help no power' question?

It's not a short in that sense. It's just preventing thee motherboard from starting. I had the same issue a long time ago when building a pc. Once it's seated properly, it should turn on...unless like I said previously, there is something wrong with motherboard all together.

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This is a typically problem when you don't have the motherboard proerly seated. Some part of the board must be touching the metal contacts when you screw down the board to the case which causes a short. Try to reseat the motherboard and also make sure you're using washers in between where you screw down the motherboard to the case. That should fix your issue (Unless there's something wrong with the motherboard all-together).

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