My PC won't start
Despite taking every care when rebuilding it. The studio computer doesn't work.
No signs of life. No fans turning. I've just tried all the fixes I know except changing the power supply.
This is a brand new power supply so it should be ok. Well I put it in when I changed the motherboard a couple of weeks ago.
That was only in for a few days and suddenly went haywire. Rolling screens in the bios and not responding to keyboard inputs.
Maybe the power supply , a Corsair TX850M, was faulty and blew the other motherboard. An Asus ROG Maximus VIII HERO Z170
Maybe the faulty motherboard blew the power supply.
I've not done anything different to previous successful builds when I've been constructing it. I just used my original motherboard an Asus Z170A .
Working when last used.
There's one sign of life. A little power button on the motherboard itself with a green led next to it that's lit.
Apparently that doesn't mean the power supply is working though, and it has no effect when pressed.
So far I've removed the graphics card and other cards. USB etc Unplugged the drives.
Reset the CMOS both by removing the battery and shorting out the pins that reset it. (it just clears the memory and resets things like the time and other bios settings)
Removed the memory sticks and tried them one by one in different slots.
Disconnected the front panel switches and connected a new spare set of front panel switches /leds instead.
I'm assuming the CPU is ok as it's 'new' to me it's definitely the right way round and seated properly. It's an i7 so it doesn't have pins that can be accidentally bent.
There was no dirt or debris on it or the socket when It went in.
Both power cables are connected and seated properly to the motherboard.
I've turned the power off and unplugged in between each of these stages and earthed myself to make sure there's no static.
I've run out of things to check.
Except change the power supply.
I have other power supplies I could try but I'm going to leave it until tomorrow.
I'm out of my depth now.
I just want to record some music...
I'm thoroughly fed up.
Any suggestions welcomed.
P.S. I have no more funds to take to someone for repair.
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