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Thread: GA-Z97X-GAMING GT - Worked for half a day, now it wont turn on




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    Default GA-Z97X-GAMING GT - Worked for half a day, now it wont turn on

    Hi,

    I just bought a new computer, put it together and everything seemed fine for half a day. I then noticed that it was as if the computer wasn't registering my 970gtx. It wasn't showing up in my device manager. I tried moving it to another slot but then the computer isn't even turning on. What happens is when I turn on he PSU, the power button on the motherboard blinks once orange. But I can't turn on the machine. I have a 850w Corsair PSU, my first thought was that it had failed so I tried another one. It did not work.

    Now I've started to think it's the motherboard. The power button just blinks once when I turn on the PSU, otherwise it won't turn on. I really hope someone here has an answer. Please help!

    Regards,
    Aen

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    Default Re: GA-Z97X-GAMING GT - Worked for half a day, now it wont turn on

    Please detail all of the hardware you have to better help... but for such issues like this I'll try to run the system out of the case on a cardboard box (NOT on a static bag) and see if everything works. could be shorting on the case.

    Also break the system down to just the CPU (with the heat sink installed) and ram and see if it posts. no GPU, no USB devices... if it posts then add the GPU... if it doesn't post with just the CPU and ram, pull the CPU out to make sure none of the pins are damaged... that's where i would start.

    Without more hardware detail I can't help you.

    Vin
    Main Rig
    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 4x PNY 120GB Raid 0
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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