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Posted 12/27/11

TheModernDayZombie wrote:

Let's consult the magic conch..... I mean Google

Well since it's not getting power, then the power source might not be connected right.... Double check the assembly to see if you did some wrong, re-solder, or you might want to test out the the stuff that you got cuz u never know if it's faulty or broken


well its giving power to the motherboard so the problem isnt that its broken or damaged. its just not giving the power to turn on like a normal computer would iand i believe it has to do with not having a certain pin needed to have the computer tun on.
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Timmehxx wrote:

I am not sure what motherboard model you have but alot of new motherboards have a intergrated powerswitch now a days.
You could try clicking on that.

If that does not work you can turn it on by screwdriver by connecting the 2 pins "PW_ON" with the screwdriver.


On every motherboard it looks different but I found a picture that describes what I mean.
Make sure that everything is connected properly else it will not turn on at all!
(This could be your problem)

Second you can try plugging in a different Power Supply, it does happen they come out of the factory damaged.

And if this does not work try removing hardware pieces one by 1 like your videocard then try to boot it, if thats not the problem your harddrive, go on go on. It will eventualy turn on and give you "Beeps" unless the motherboard is fried.




here is the motherboard model: M4A88T-M model

its a micro atx motherboard with built in radeon 4250 gfx card.

Expansion capabilities:
Include 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16, 2 PCI Express 2.0 x1 and 1 PCI connectors.

i think im missing the pin for the PCI connector (4 pin socket) because the power supply doesnt have that 4 pin.
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Posted 12/27/11
Do you by any chance have a 6 pin ?

all you have to do is put 4 of the 6 into the motherboard and it should run.
(if not) buy a new power supply
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Posted 12/27/11

ampcloud9 wrote:


Timmehxx wrote:

I am not sure what motherboard model you have but alot of new motherboards have a intergrated powerswitch now a days.
You could try clicking on that.

If that does not work you can turn it on by screwdriver by connecting the 2 pins "PW_ON" with the screwdriver.


On every motherboard it looks different but I found a picture that describes what I mean.
Make sure that everything is connected properly else it will not turn on at all!
(This could be your problem)

Second you can try plugging in a different Power Supply, it does happen they come out of the factory damaged.

And if this does not work try removing hardware pieces one by 1 like your videocard then try to boot it, if thats not the problem your harddrive, go on go on. It will eventualy turn on and give you "Beeps" unless the motherboard is fried.




here is the motherboard model: M4A88T-M model

its a micro atx motherboard with built in radeon 4250 gfx card.

Expansion capabilities:
Include 1 PCI Express 2.0 x16, 2 PCI Express 2.0 x1 and 1 PCI connectors.

i think im missing the pin for the PCI connector (4 pin socket) because the power supply doesnt have that 4 pin.


Since you have integrated gratphics, have you tried booting without the graphics card? If you still can't boot using integrated graphics you know it's not the card.

You might be best off trying to boot with the bare minimum plugged in, so just the motherboard, CPU, RAM, graphics (again sticking with the integrated graphics to start with) and a keyboard, just to see if it gets through the POST, then add hardware bit by bit until you find the part that doesn't work.

BTW, how many RAM modules do you have? If you have, for example, 2 2GB modules rather than 1 4GB you could try booting with just one, in case you have a dodgy module that the system doesn't like.

Posted 12/27/11
Nah, but I can help make this thread go on the top.
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Posted 12/27/11 , edited 12/27/11
apparently people skip posts they dont feel like reading

AHEM

if your computer is missing a plug in this socket


then you must take your powersupply cable that looks like this


and split it in half like this


then plug into the 4 pin socket.

pay close attention to the pins themselves, some are square and some are notched, make sure it matches the plug.
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Posted 12/27/11 , edited 12/27/11

ampcloud9 wrote:

Well the big 16 pin socket is already used on it can separate to a 4 pin socket could i possibly use that? (16 pin = the large power socket needed for the motherboard near the adapter for the HDD)

i already am using a 6 pin PCI socket for my graphics card already and it comes with an extra PCI cord (if i have 2 GFX cards)




If you mean that, its 20 + 4 pins. Older motherboards were 20 pins and newer ones are 24 pin, so the extra 4 pins are broken out to their own header to retain compatibility with older motherboards.

So apparently you can plug the 8 pin power connector into the 4 pin socket, it will only fit in 1 way and there are only 4 possible ways you would be able to plug it in, so it shouldn't be too hard to figure it out. (see above post)
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Posted 12/29/11

baffles wrote:

apparently people skip posts they dont feel like reading

AHEM

if your computer is missing a plug in this socket


then you must take your powersupply cable that looks like this


and split it in half like this


then plug into the 4 pin socket.

pay close attention to the pins themselves, some are square and some are notched, make sure it matches the plug.


Dude I love you. You were the first person to actually explain this to me so I can get this right. I praise you my friend.
Posted 12/29/11


Read the manual next time my blondie.
Posted 12/29/11
Aigoo, we are still here.
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