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Thread: Computer refuses to boot when i place it in a case




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    Default Computer refuses to boot when i place it in a case

    Yet again i come to this forums due to my newbieness in computer related matters.

    This time i tried to place my mobo & parts inside a case (after several months of using them without one because i was too lazy), so i connect everything, including the case cables (power sw and such) and press the power button, it seems to turn on, however it wont boot.

    I suspect that the case wirings were wrong so i unplug all of em, and turn on the comp using the switch incorporated in the motherboard (DFY for the win) and still won't boot.

    So i remove everything and place it yet again on top of my mobo box, and after several failed attempts to boot and a lot of CMOS jumper manipulation i finally manage to boot the comp sadly still caseless.

    So anybody has a hint of what could be wrong?
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    Default Re: Computer refuses to boot when i place it in a case

    Are you sure that the mobo was not shorting on the case? Did you have all of the standoffs accounted for and in proper position?
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