Well, from my post that's been buried now, I'm building a pc. Messing around with my super old 486 trying to swap around ram sticks etc. I remembered that you don't _need_ ram. Sure, you can't use the computer because it'll load a message saying something to the point of, "Hey, you don't have any memory!". Well, to get all the hard drives, floppy disk drive and cd roms along with the motherboard hooked up to test for power connections etc. before I received my ram(should be coming shortly) I can't get the system to boot up. With the case open, monkeying with the power supply, and the case's specific power connectors(reset switch, power switch etc.) which plug into the mother board, I can't get anything at all. The cpu fan budges, one little bit, but that's probably from a residual power surge. It doesn't move hardly at all. ...and, I'm lost. According to the manual, following the negative positive etc. wiring schemes, I'm pretty sure I have everything hooked up. The ASUS A78NX (nforce2) motherboard's green "standby" LED light is light. It's green and says it's receiving power. The power switch on the case isn't working for some reason. I inspected it, and it's hooked up fine and dandy(you know, maybe I had to monkey with the buttons on the case and hook them up or something). Everything ready to go, and I get no action.
I've even tried switching around all of the connections from the case to the motherboard which control the hard drive lights, power and reset switches etc. I've tried moving them around. I...just, I don't know.
Help would be appreciated.