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Old July 31, 2008, 08:54 PM
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Default System Wont BOOT HELP!!

hi Hardware canucks forumers
i have build a new computer today and the system WOnt boot!!
please help me with my problems if you guys have encountered anything like this!

My system specs

intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650
Asus P5E-Deluxe Motherboard (Rampage Formula)
Ati Radeon HD4870
Corsair Dominators PC2-8500 1066Mhz 4Gb Kit
Enermax Galaxy 1000W Power supply
2 * Hitachi 7200rpm 750G HDD
2 * Wesgtern Digital 720o rpm 500G HDD
Zalamn CSPN9700 Titanium HSF
Antec 900

I plugged everything in correctly
During the first power on the system turns on (i.e the fans are running, the lights are on) But nothing shows on the monitors, not even the POST messages or Bios
and after 1 min the system shuts itself down
the PSU (Enermax Galaxy 1kw) started beeping twice in intervals ("beep beep.....beep beep") and the voltage light turns from green to red

Here is what the PSU's manual explains this

PSU Status: Suddenly off or Unable to Power on

LED:
Red Light

Buzzer:

Tow Beeps Interval:

Information:
1. Power supply abnormal, protection circuit activated*.
2. Connector terminals are short-circuited.*

* When PowerGuard starts to beep under abnormal situation, you can press the red reset button near the LED light to temporarily deactivate the internal buzzer. When this happens, we suggest you turn off the system and perform the system check. If after the system check, the PowerGuard still send out the alert or the fault condition cannot be removed, please contact your ENERMAX agent, distrbutor, or ENERMAX headquarter service center.


So i thought that was wierd and tried to boot again
the system wont even turn on now
(i.e. the lights/fans turns on for about 0.5 seconds, and then everything goes dead)
the PSU would go to its beeping intervals again

so i thought it might be the PSU
and i unplugged everything
plugged in only the Motherboard (the motherboard sill has RAM, Video Card, CPU, and fans connected, just no power to them)
only the 24 pin MObo power was connected
and the comp still goes on with just 0.5 milli seconds with the beeping intervals following after

then i removed the Ram, video card, sound card, and all the fans
and still the same thing

what could be wrong here!??

please help me!!
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Old July 31, 2008, 09:20 PM
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Well, that error code from Enermax PSU means you have a short. Either your mobo is shorted out on your case, or your PSU is defective. Do you have another PSU you can use to test your system? If not, try powering up the mobo out of the case on a cardboard box. Personally, I'd hope for a defective PSU rather than a shorted mobo, you can blow up a lot of parts that way.

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Old July 31, 2008, 09:33 PM
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Only plugged in the 24 pin? Nope. cant do that im afraid. You need the additional 4-pin or 8-pin connector. Oh.... and its NOT the Enemax Galaxy's PCIe 8-pin connector, theyre different. So make sure youre connecting the right one to your motherboard.
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Old July 31, 2008, 09:37 PM
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Only plugged in the 24 pin? Nope. cant do that im afraid. You need the additional 4-pin or 8-pin connector. Oh.... and its NOT the Enemax Galaxy's PCIe 8-pin connector, theyre different. So make sure youre connecting the right one to your motherboard.

yeah i tried with the 8 pin CPU connector And the 24 pin connector
but the motherboard wont boot still

trying with a 350W PSU now to see if it boots
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Old July 31, 2008, 09:43 PM
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it turned on with just the 350W PSU plugged into the motherboard and the CPU (24 pin + 4 pin)

so is my PSU dead?
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Old July 31, 2008, 09:56 PM
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Looks like. Sorry to hear it. RMA?
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Old July 31, 2008, 09:58 PM
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Looks like it. Too bad. That's a smoking system. Is there a reset button on that PSU you could try?

Good luck with your return. Where did you buy your parts?
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Old July 31, 2008, 10:00 PM
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darn it
RMA it has to be i guess

but do any of you guys know if a PSU dies in a fully connected system that it will take other components down with it?

Edit: there is a reset button on the PSU, tried it, and didnt help
also, i did alot of research b4 i bought all these parts for this comp
got everything for the lowest price possible in Canada from various stores lmao

And lets hope they lemmi RMA this sucker since i have already painted the Fan grills on it...
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Old July 31, 2008, 10:12 PM
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Yes, a PSU can take down other parts with it when they blow. Yours was defective before you hooked it up right? So hopefully no damage was done.

Painted the fan grills? I hope you took them off and didn't blow paint into the PSU. Hopefully not an issue. I wouldn't mention it though.
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Old July 31, 2008, 10:25 PM
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oh my god
my PSU was running well for a good 30 seconds b4 everything shutted down
that means it "blew up" in my build right!?
holy fuk
so is my entire system ******?

the mobo + CPU + HSF + 1 ram stick turned on with a 350W PSU
would that indicate some hope??

also
of course i took the fan grills off to paint them haha
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