Hello everyone - this is my first post here, so I hope you can help a newbie....
I'm currently building my own PC, here are the specs (the stuff ready to go...):
Chieftec DA-01W Full Tower Case
Enermax 350W PSU
IWill KA266-R DDR Motherboard
AMD Athlon 1.4GHZ 266 FSB
ThermoSonic ThermoEngine CPU Heatsink/Fan (up to 1.5GHZ)
512MB DDR Memory (2100)
LeadTek GeForce3 64MB DDR Graphics card
IBM Deskstar 61.5GB HD
5x45cfm 80mm fans
Creative SoundBlaster Live Platinum 5.1
Cambridge SoundWorks DTT3500 Digital Theatre system speakers
Mitsublishi Diamond Plus 22" Monitor
OK - that's what it will eventually look like - if only it worked...!
The problem started after installing (and adding power to)the Motherboard, Memory, CPU, Cooler, Graphics Card, Hard-Disk, CD-ROM and floppy drive.
When you power it up, the Cooler spins, the HD spins, the motherboard light goes green, the fan on the graphics card spins and the lights appear on the CD-ROM and briefly on the keyboard - so it looks as though all is working....
After that there is nothing....
The monitor shows no picture and stays off (orange light on instead of green).
There are no other sounds to be heard.
That's it - it appears to be dead. I've played about with the jumper settings (to the best of my knowledge, this is the most powerful system I've built - before this it was simple office PC's!), but so far nothing has happened.
Can anyone advise me on the best course of action?
I read an earlier post about it being the CMOS battery, but I've re-seated that and it's still the same!
Please, please can you help, I do not know what to do with this, and if I start ringing around the companies here in the UK, it would be good to be armed with some information etc.
Many thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.