The broken machine is a
Dell Dimension E310
No O.S. installed yet
512 Megs Memory (two chips)
On-board Video, Sound, Ethernet, ports, etc.
Intel Pentium 4 Processor
The machine won't start -- at all. Neither the CPU nor the PSU fans come on.
The four diagnostic lights on the front panel are of no help, because none of them are lit.
There is also no orange light, flashing or otherwise, on the front panel.
There is a solid orange light on the motherboard.
No fan activity unless I short pin 14 on the connector to neg when the connector is disconnected. When I do that PSU and CPU fans both come on, but nothing else happens.
There is nothing connected to the motherboard except for the CPU and the on-board peripherals, which I can't disable. I've tested this with and without the RAM inserted.
The power supply is brand new, but it appears that the old one was okay also.
How can I breath life into this machine?
There's no access to CMOS of course.