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new build - power up problem

Q: new build - power up problem

Motherboard: DP35DP
Power: Neopower 650
Case: Antec P182

The pushbutton power switch must be pressed in twice to get the unit to power on.

Calling Antec they say to a) update bios or b) try another power supply or c) change the motherboard.

All of which seems extreme, with everything else ready to go now. I was thinking the "2 step switch" was a safety feature so the unit could not be accidentally turned on but no such luck.

What is the likely problem?

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A: new build - power up problem

Re-check all your power and switch connections to the motherboard, unplug then replug them a few times.

If no joy, time to start suspecting a bad case switch, mobo, power supply.

Bios has nothing to do with it.
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A:New Build no power-up: case's power supply or MB?

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A:New build - no power?

This sounds suspiciously like a dead motherboard. But the noise from the PSU it not something I have heard before.

Strip the PC back to the bare minimum of components so all you have connected is the mobo, PSU, monitor (use the onboard graphics if it has any) and the on/off reset switch. Remove the RAM, hard drive, CD drive/s, keyboard speakers etc. This should give you the POST screen when you switch it on. If it does not do that then the mobo or CPU is faulty. I would then return both of them for replacement.

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A:New PC build turns off within a sec of power on

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Does the CPU and case fans move at all, when pressing the power button?
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A:new build - no power to CPU i5 3450

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A:New build first boot no power

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Here's a list to work on from member TVeblen:
Strip it down and then add components back, one at a time, to try and isolate the offending component.

The test (power off, power cord unplugged):

• Disconnect everything externally connected except the mouse and keyboard (printers, USB devices). If you are not using a wired mouse and keyboard see if you can borrow one.

• Disconnect the power and data cables from all the drives inside the computer (Hard drives, DVD/CD drives).

• Remove all the cards installed in the PCI slots including the video card.

• Remove all the RAM sticks (same rules as above).

Now connect the power cord and turn the PC on.

• The motherboard should start beeping. You should get a beep code that tells you there is no memory. This is good, it means the processor is functioning and the motherboard is good so far.

• Now add one stick of memory in Slot A1 and power on. More beeping: "no video card" beep code. This is good.

• Then add the video card and connect it to the monitor. You should get no beeping and you should see the BIOS screens, ending with the message that there is no boot device.

If you get no video then switch the one memory stick installed for another one and test.

Continue adding components one at a time.

If at any point the PC fails the the last component added was the problem one.

If you removed everything and there is only the Motherboard (with integrated video), processor, and power supply to contend with and it does not POST or show anything on the screen, then the problem is one of those three.

If you have tested by using another power supply then you are down to two. CPUs rarely fail, so motherboard is the most likely guess.

Try performing a CLRTC or Clear CMOS as a last ditch effort, and check the 3v battery. Both long shots, but what do you have to lose at this point.
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A:Nothing has power except fans and lights? New build.

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Over engineer the PS;

Calculate the actual needed power,

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multiply by 1.5.
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A:New PC build - won't power on with EATX12v plugged in, no video without it


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A:New build case & power supply recommendations

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A:New Build Kernel-Power Event ID:41 Task Category (63)

Hello xcvtop.

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A:Newbie PC build no power to keyboard/mouse, no output to monitor

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A:HP Pavilion dv7-4180us power problem - no ac power, no batte...

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A:BSOD with "Driver Power State Failure" -new build - hangs on shutdown

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A:Problem With New Build

Reset the BIOS, using the jumper, or remove the battery for 5 mins, then see if it will boot from disk. If not, unplug the drive and see if it will boot from disk. Th eother option for the drive is to format t on another machine if you have access to one.

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A:Problem with new build

I believe it means the cpu isn't getting enough voltage from the power supply. Did you plug in all power connectors to the motherboard. There are usually at least two, the main 24 pin and a 4 or 8 pin auxiliary connector.

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A:Problem with new build

NOTE: Please provide the following information for a more detailed response:

Memtest with 8 million errors indicates a memory problem. To figure out which sticks are bad, try starting at step 6b here: Memory Diagnostics

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diags ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
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A:Problem with New build

hi cartera

Is everything connected properly on the motherboard? Beeping sounds usually indicate that something is wrong on the board itself or RAM is not plugged in correctly. Could be faulty RAM as well though - run Memtest on each stick. Try different slots and all chips on all slots just to make sure that your slots are working correctly as well. Most times, these things are not mentioned on online purchases and sometimes things get damaged during transportation.

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ivanchavez44 said:

i downloaded build a lot for my laptop, i open it , in the main menu i click play campaign and it doesn't do any thingClick to expand...

need more information. Are you talking about the build a lot flash game?
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A:Problem with a new build.

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A:New pc build problem can some one help me?

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

As you know heat makes things expand while cold makes them contract.

The problem you are having is caused as a result of the system being cold, hence no problems once it`s up and running.

I suspect either the graphics card, or mobo is faulty. Either a loose component, or a dry solder joint.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:New build - USB problem?

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A:Problem Build?

It maybe your PSU. 500 Watt is a little low for a hungry pc with 2gb ram and a graphics card of what you listed. Try lowering the graphics fully, every possible way. If it does same thing. its not over heating because of graphics demand (it also means it aint the psu too)

If it does that it may just be faulty hardware or that you've set it up wrong somewhere, but usually it wouldnt start at all if you had.

Try declocking the GFX. I have pretty much the same pc but with 8800 but i use a 720Watt PSU. Works fine on games for intensed hours.
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A:Please help! first build problem.

XP doesn't support SATA Drives.

You can do a few things, I'm going to suggest the easiest first.

1. Go into your BIOS, check the hard drive in question, it should show up here, see if there is an option to run it as an IDE drive, it might be labeled 'Compatibility'.
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A:Problem Build?


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Also the FSB is showing as 133 in everest is there something wrong there?Click to expand...

Nope thats normal. 133 x 4 = 532. And that is what the Celeron should be at.

As for your graphics problem, my first guess would be drivers. Do you have the most up to date?

Is the card seated properly?

And is there another PC that you can test the card in?

Welcome to Techspot.

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A:Build 7601 Problem

I'm no expert on such things but I can get you started.
Your specs. show custom build. This Tutorial by Brink will help us know your system.
Your specs will follow your every post so you don't have to keep doing the spec thing unless you change

System Info - See Your System Specs

I see a problem in you log (OEM/SLP)
Just hang in there.
Their will be a expert drop by to analyze your log and offer a opinion. They come from all over the
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