Question ASUS Maximus VIII GENE Motherboard, Core i5 CPU Lights up, No Power Up

May 24, 2020
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A friend of mine asked me to install Win10 on his son's computer..

It was a new MB that he had just installed into a new gamer case...

Motherboard won't boot up.. The board LEDs and buttons light up, but there is no power up. Fans don't come on... Nothing..

I suspect one of two things..

A non compatible CPU or a short when the son put a mounting stud where there was no hole in the MB...

Pictures of the MB, the CPU and where the board may have been shorted...

I have tried resetting the CMOS, total power shutdown (pull the CMOS Battery, etc etc..) with no luck...

I found an old thread here from 2018 that seems to explain my problem perfectly..

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/asus-maximus-viii-gene-only-mobo-lights-no-startup.3364548/

Am I looking at a toasted MB??? Or, as I am hoping, just an incompatible CPU...

Thanx for any assistance...





 

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