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Dead new motherboard

Hi I have got a new motherboard and cannot get it to power up, I am sure its me as the supplier have confirmed it works , I have plugged in the power supply cablesbut am not sure what other the case leads I need to plug in as minimum to get it to start , in the past have installed P4/P3 motherboards and you do need to connect any case cables to get it going , and also usually you get a small light on the motherboard , I am using power supplies out of P4 machine which do work with P4's any ideas


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  • Alanuk Mar 06, 2008

    Hi , yes its 20 pin power supply and it does work as I have taken it from a working P4 2.4

    So do all the case ones have to be connected before it will start then?


  • Alanuk Mar 06, 2008

    I did connect the power one , but do I need any others as a minimum , e.g. reset , speakers etc or anything else to just get the fans spinning so I know there is life?



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Hi alan,
You really need the Motherboards User-setup manual.
if you have,nt got the pwr from case switch connected to the header on mainboard, And possibly reset switch you won,t power it up. You should have a 10-12 + pinheader on the mainboard, which usually houses reset-mains on/off/speaker et,c. these have to be connected correctly. either a magnifying glass, they should be marked i.e Spkr=Speaker. Pwr=Power. Hdd led= Hard-drive led. et,c. also ensure you have the 4 Pin power connecter on the board, usually by the CPU.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

  • Mike Waldron Mar 06, 2008

    Hi Alan,

    Sure if you have,nt got the power switch from Case To Motherboard wired, the switch on the Case won,t kick the board Up.

    Mike @ compurepair.

  • Mike Waldron Mar 06, 2008

    Hi Alan,

    I,d connect everything from the front-panel reset/spkrs et,c.

    Some boards run circuitry tests to see all is present.

    Also you,ll have an audible warning with the system spkr.

    Regards Mike.

    P.s thankyou for the Rating.


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