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    Been building my new computer and it has been a while since I have built one. Having an issue that hopefully someone can help me with. I press the power button and all the fans start and run for about 3 seconds and then all the fans stop. After about 3 seconds, everything starts up again and then stops after 3 seconds. It continues until I shut the power supply off. All the lights are lit up even when the fans are not on. I checked all the connections and everything is secured. The motherboard lights up but it just can't stay running.

    Any ideas?
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    Any trouble shooting lights on your mother board? that's usually a good place to start. Should help you zero in on the problem.

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    Maybe check to see if the jumper to clear the CMOS on the motherboard is in the right spot?

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    I have no idea what you are talking about nate. I checked all the LEDs and I think something is wrong with the Hard Drive connections. The LED never turns on so I sent ASUS an email. Hopefully they resolve it.

    If anyone else has any ideas let me know. Worth a shot.
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    Sounds like the MB/Processor is detecting an error and restarting. Do you get the same result if you take all the memory out and try to power up? I think you should be able to get to the BIOS if you disconnect all hard drives if you think that is the problem.

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    I took the memory out and put it back in. Didn't know u could run a comp w/o memory. Ill try starting w/o the HD in.

    I wish I knew more about comps.
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    Kinda sounds to me like the computer is not detecting the CPU cooler. If a computer starts up and thinks there's no fan attached to the CPU it will shut itself off. Make sure your CPU fan is plugged into the motherboard.


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    Yeah, the fan is running on the processor and I tried what duncan said and still no luck. This one has me stumped.
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    it sounds like it never detects your hd, it's at least worth a check, do you have any other hd's around you can use to test?

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    Figured it out and Im installing W7 as I speak thanks for everyones input
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    what was it chester?

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    There was a third power plug that was partially blocked by my wifi that I missed like an idiot. Wasnt expecting a third power plug and just flat out missed it.

    The real reason it wasn't working is b/c I'm an idiot. :-)
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