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    im very new to all this and building my first pc, i have fitted my 12v psu and motherboard, i wanted to make sure these were working before i went any further, the psu definately works, but no life at the motherboard, should there be a connection from the psu to the motherboard that switches it on, apart from the main 20wire connector. here is a diagram

  • #2
    Is the PSU to MB on/off switch connected? i don't see it..

    Also, does it need the P4 wire to be connected?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by alexpez23 View Post
      should there be a connection from the psu to the motherboard that switches it on, apart from the main 20wire connector
      Yes, there should. Theres a header on your PSU that is equivalent to pressing the "ON" button on a computer case. When the PSU gets power, it knows to "press" that switch which turns your computer on.
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      • #4
        do you know how i find out with connection it is on the motherboard

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        • #5
          It is usually a pair of pins sticking up. Short of having a diagram for the MB, follow the wires coming from the computer's on/off switch; you can also tap into those wires.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by alexpez23 View Post
            do you know how i find out with connection it is on the motherboard
            Read the mothrboard's user manual.
            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
            How about the Wiki?



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            • #7
              unfortunately i dont have a manual brought it off ebay

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              • #8
                Which motherboard do you have?
                If you cant DODGE em, RAM em.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by alexpez23 View Post
                  unfortunately i dont have a manual brought it off ebay
                  Sorry, but that's decidedly weak.
                  You can download the manual for damn near any motherboard from the manufacturer's website.
                  All you have to do is look, and you'll find what you need.
                  Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                  How about the Wiki?



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by alexpez23 View Post
                    unfortunately i dont have a manual brought it off ebay
                    Hold tight, somebody is going to search the web, download the manual, read it, and make a special trip to connect the wire. Just hold on!
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by treetop777 View Post
                      Hold tight, somebody is going to search the web, download the manual, read it, and make a special trip to connect the wire. Just hold on!




                      somebody give that guy a mentos.
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                      • #12
                        chill out treetop, like i said im very new to all this, thanks for your help though guys, ive managed to sort that now sorry about having to be spoon fed.
                        next question is probably just as obvious as the last, when i fire it up now it beeps on and off none stop and there is nothing on the screen what so ever, basically there is no signal to the screen.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post
                          Sorry, but that's decidedly weak.
                          You can download the manual for damn near any motherboard from the manufacturer's website.
                          All you have to do is look, and you'll find what you need.

                          Look for the name of your motherboard and search for that manual. Additionally, here is an example of me searching the word "Beep Codes" Here, in google
                          If you cant DODGE em, RAM em.

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                          • #14
                            hiya yeah ive got the manual did that ages ago but it doesnt tell me alot. The motherboard is a via epia m-9000 unfortunately i never got given any drivers, but withought them i should still be able to see something on the screen

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