I was rebuilding my computer with a new motherboard. I happily got it to work after an hour or so of frustration. However, upon putting the case all together and putting it in location, it has ceased to work. I took it back apart, but I cannot find anthing wrong with it. I tried replacing the RAM, I reseated the CPU (it is a slot CPU), I checked all the wires from the power supply, but I cant get it to start again. I hit the on switch and the system does not turn on. The power supply does not start up and it is as if nothing is plugged in. However, it appears as if power is getting to the system, as the BIOS light is on even when the backup battery is removed, as long as the power supply is plugged in.
This question was answered on February 25, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.When you built your computer and when you got to the motherboard and hadnled with your cpu, you might have put the CPU in wrong or you might have bent a pin If you look carefully, on the back of your CPU on one of the corners there should be a missing pin and then look at the CPU slot and then you will see that the CPu and CPU slot have to be put in correctly If you havent tried it like that do so If not, that try to replace the CPu with a new one
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Posted by diana of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 25, 2003