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    Default Computer won't boot

    i havd a computer when i turn it on the hd activy light turns on and dosent turn of even when the hd isnt pluged in when i plug the cpu in it turns on for a like 2 secs and then turns off

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    Default Re: computer wont boot

    can you a bit more specific:

    what did you last do with it
    any beeps coming from anywhere
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    i had another mobo with the same socket i took the cpu out of this one to see if the other mobo worked it didnt display anything so i put it back in this mobo i tried turning it on but the hd light turns on the comp turns off but when i take cpu out the hd light turns on and the comp stays on

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    Default Re: computer wont boot

    lots of unknowns there, dude.

    do you have a cpu fan on the mobo? it won't boot w/o the cpu fan plugged in.

    be sure that your HDD wires are plugged into the mobo correctly. a crossed wire or misplaced plug could cause the light to come on with no HDD even installed.

    but really, it's tough to know anything with your description of the situation. we need specifics if we are gonna help.
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    No offence, but it sounds like you dont have a CPU fan>?

    Or if in doubt, rip everything out, and start again...

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    A computer will start without a cpu fan. See: Watercooling...

    Allthough, if you started it with nothing on the processor, then you fried the cpu.

    Put the system back the way it was and see if it'll start. If nothing happens then you probly fried the cpu with your other mobo. Which i suspect is bunk.

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    Default Re: Computer won't boot

    I know for sure that socket 370 CPUs won't start without anything, such as a heatsink clipped on tight. I have experience with this. In your case, it seems like this is the problem. I got the exact same thing.

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    Default Re: Computer won't boot

    i had a cpu fan but when i was changing it around from motherboards i didnt put it on

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    Default Re: Computer won't boot

    Do you have a heatsink attached with the clip?

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    Default Re: Computer won't boot

    Sounds like you've shorted it out. Or plugged something up wrong.
    I would check the connectors for damage.

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