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Asus motherboard M2N-E will not power up


I just put together a new PC consisting of

Asus M2N-E motherboard
AMD Athon Dual Core processor
500W power supply
IDE harddrive
3 gigs RAM
ATI PCI Express Video Card

When I connected all the powersw, resetsw, etc..., the motherboard bulb lights up. I press the power button, and the case fan and the process fan only goes on for about 10 sec and stops. I tried the same connection on my old Asus motherboard and everything works...

I tried a 750 W powersupply, same results
a new motherboard, same results

I noticed that this motherboard is built more for the SATA device, but I have not install a SATA HD yet..

I am hestitate to think that it is the processor..but I am assuming that it may have went bad....

Any help is greatly appreciated to get it powerup and see the video of the ASUS logo on the monitor.



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  • comicrage Jun 12, 2008

    I removed the RAM and place only the 2GB in the black slot to the far right. I line up the ram to fit and press down. The clips on both ends pop up and snap the RAM in. The motherboard still will not power up correctly.

  • comicrage Jun 12, 2008

    I disconnect the IDE harddrive, but no video. the motherboard, cpu fan and case fan only comes on for about 5 seconds and turns off....

  • comicrage Jun 12, 2008


    I said something about placing the screws down on the motherboard to fasten it to the case. I added all the mounting screws on the metal case. Then I place the motherboard on top of these mounting screws and added new screws to fasten them to the mounting points. You said that I may be shorting something out... Should I remove all the screws and try to powerup with only the processor? What should I look for which may cause a short?

  • comicrage Jun 12, 2008

    I just removed all the screws and laid the motherboard on top of the antistatic cover with only the processor..

    The only powers up for a few sec..

    do you think it may be the processor?

  • comicrage Jun 12, 2008

    I checked the processor and remount it. I placed the fan on top.

    The motherboard still will not power up or any video signal..

    Anything else to try

  • comicrage Jun 13, 2008

    I was able to get the MB to power up, but I can't see the video signal. It should the bios booting up and the video signal disapear. I tried rebooting, but there is not video signal. Any idea?



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Try to turn on without connecting the hdd sata and see what happens it should give you the display atleast.

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Did u put the RAM properly?

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 12, 2008

    i think you could have made some silly mistake.

    it can be this way. (bcz it was my previous experience)

    usually mother boards rest on cabinet in special type of screws.
    u screw in a base screw and then keep mother board above it and then put another screw to fit the board between them.

    while installing the new mother board u may have missed removing any one old screw or some old item.

    this is shorting the board somewhere which prevents the board from booting.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 12, 2008

    u mentioned about SATA stuff.

    there is nothing to do with sata stuff at this stage.

    because the system and show the bios screen alone at this stage.

    when the bios itself does not load u need not worry about sata.

    make sure that u are not shorting the mother board anywhere.

    this can be a prime reason.,

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 12, 2008

    dont put the rams and hard disks.

    just boot the board with processor.

    if u dont get started its not the faulty power supply.

    i am sure that u are shorting somewhere.

    u need to look out

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 12, 2008


    then sure short that there is some problem in assembly.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 12, 2008

    do this way.

    remove the board from the cabinet.
    then place the board alone with the processor in some cushion or something.
    now connect all wires. now boot up.

    if u find same problem tell me.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 12, 2008

    maanita is also correct.
    make sure if u had applied heat sink properly over the processor.

    below the fan it comes pre applied

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 12, 2008

    nope it wont be the processor.

    because if it is the processor it wold be the last option.
    u need to try different try before arriving at that.

    did u ensure about the heat sink paste we said?

  • dewan nafees ahmed Jun 12, 2008

    the paste is also a critical item to be noted.

    if there is any air space the processor heats up very soon and so it shuts due to thermal protection.

    dont forget to accept the solution if u go by it.

    thank you



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