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Computer will not boot.

I bought all new parts: Motherboard, processor, hard drive, video card, memory and power supply. I have plugged up Motherboard, processor, powersupply and hard drive. I have power but the system will not boot.

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  • rbartell1 Feb 17, 2009

    All I have is new parts. But the parts are ASUS M3N72-D motherboard, AMD Athlon 694 X2 5400 processor.

  • fixemmaster May 11, 2010

    please list some part numbers so i can assist you



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Double check all connections and then remove anything not needed. Remove video card and try onboard video if available, remove all but one mem module, any cards and disconnect all drives. If you get video at this point, shut down and reconnect drives and components one by one. It helps if you have known-good parts to swapt as "new" does not always mean good.

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