X58 Pro will not power on

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CPU: Intel Core i7 920
Motherboard: MSI X58 Pro LGA 1366
Memory: OCZ 6 GB (3 x 2 GB) 240-pin DDR3 13333 (PC3 10666) SDRAM
Video Card: nVidia 9800 GTX+ 512 MB
PSU: Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL-S 600W

I just received all my parts today and I set everything up. I'm fairly certain that I put every power cord in the right spot. I have the CPU, heatsink and fan, three RAM modules, video card, two SATA hard drives, one SATA DVD drive, and the PSU hooked up. The LED power light on the motherboard lights up, but when i press it, nothing happens. When I press the on button on my case, nothing happens either. The fans don't start, it doesn't post - it seems completely dead.

Does this seem more like a motherboard problem, or a power supply problem? Maybe one of them was dead on arrival? Thanks in advance for you help!
 

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Why are you pressing the DLED button on the board in the first place?

How about the fans at the PSU? Do they spin up upon power on?

I suggest that you remove the board's battery for 10 secs and placing it back to do a full CMOS clearance.

Double check your pin connectors from your chassis to the board and make sure that they are in the correct pin orders.

Make sure that you have the 24 + 4/8pin power molex connected to the board.

Try booting with just 1 RAM, 1 HDD with the rest of the hardware.
 

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In the manual, it said that pressing the on button on the motherboard would turn on the machine. And, since I wasn't sure whether the button on the case was hooked up right, i pressed it. I check the button on the case, and i'm totally sure it's in right. No, the fans on the PSU don't spin at all, and I will try your suggestions. Thanks for the quick response.
 

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I think it the connectors or rather does your PSU have a on/off switch at the back?
 

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Tried what you suggested - nothing.

Minus the lone green LED light on the power button on the board itself, there really is no other indication that there is any electricity. Yes, there is a power button on my power supply, and it's turned on. I can tell when the power's on, because when i have it unplugged, the LED light goes off. It's just weird that electricity is getting to the light, but no other part of the motherboard...

If i did connect something wrong, which is possible, do you have any suggestions of what it might be? My power supply has a 20 + 4 pin cable, and i connected the 4-pin on pins 12-24 (closer to the top of the motherboard) and the 20-pin closer to the SATA connectors. That's what the directions said to do. Other than that, I connected two 4-pin cables right to the left of the CPU, in order to power the CPU. Those are the only power cables that connect directly from the PSU to the motherboard.
 

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Can you try with just 20 + 4pin and see how it goes?

Do you have another power supply to test out? Preferably 24 + 4/8 pins.

The things that you may have connected wrongly are the chassis to board switch connectors.
 

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Just the 20 + 4 didn't work, and I don't have another power supply to test out. Is there any other way to check whether or not it's the power supply or the motherboard? I think one of them is defective.
 

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The only other way to check if the power supply or the board is defective is to jumpstart the power supply. However, I do not recommend you to do it if you are not sure as it is very dangerous for inexprience individuals to try.

I'll suggest that you bring the system back to the place where you purchased from and let them do the checks.
 

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Hmm... I custom built this system. Would it be best just to RMA both the motherboard and the power supply? Or is it possible that my power supply isn't strong enough?
 

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Actually, I just got an idea. Even though I don't have another PSU strong enough to test out, i have a few old computers. Maybe i could hook up the new power supply to one of the old computers, and if it works, then i know the power supply is alright. If not, then i'll need a new PSU.
 

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How old are the systems by the way? Can list their specs out?
 

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I have the same problem with my MSI x58 platinum sli. When I press the power button, nothing happens. The power light on the motherboard is lit so I know its getting some type of power to it. This just happen today after I installed a TV Tuner and then it just stop turning on. I removed the Tuner and still nothing. I have a 600w psu and everything was working great until I installed the TV tuner.
 

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So I tried putting the psu into my old computer and it works so now I am sure its the motherboard. Is there anything I can do to the motherboard to fix this problem or is it done
 

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gunzforarmz,

In future, please start a new thread for your issues.

I suggest that you clear CMOS and see how it goes.
 
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