short version- my brand new computer will 'power up' but not much else. fans and hard drive all spin, including the one that attached to the heatsink, which is attached to the mobo. Nothing else looks to be functioning, and cannot powerdown by the power button (I have to flip the switch on the back of the power source)
I just built a new PC with the following specs-
Motherboard: ECS A780GM-A
CPU- AMD Athlon 64 X2 Black Edition (5000)
HSF- Masscool 90mm heatsink with fan
RAM- Gskill DDR2 8000 PC2-6400 1024mb x 2
Graphics Card- Sapphire HD 2600 XT
Hard Drive- 500 gig Seagate 7200 rpm SATA
CD-drive- Lite-On dvd-r/w something or other.
Power source- Antec Earthwatts 500w
following the step by step instructions, i put everything together, crossed my fingers, and pressed the power button, and much to my sad surprise, all the fans, including the CPU heatsink fan and the the casefan powered up, as well as the harddrive. However, nothing else seemed to work, as i got no video signal from either DVI or VGA (both from the onboard port and the graphics card ports...), the CD drive would not open (and no lights came on) and I could not power down via the power button that powered everything up. Normally I just press and hold the power button, but no luck.
This is very frustrating, as it is my first build, so any guidance or help is greatly welcomed. Even any suggestions on where to look, or possible issues would be helpful.
thank you very much