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How does my CPU-Z look?

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Fasttrak

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Did you install the OS with the M\B outside the case?

If so, you might have a wayward mounting pin shorting out the underside of the M\B.

You are getting a critical stop which is why it won't boot past the post attempt.
 

Spray

The 47 Ronin
No, everything was mounted and connected properly prior to the installation of software. I even disconnected it from one room and brought it into another room to perform several power up tests and ran some applications to make sure I could discover any faults before sending it on the shipping journey. I may have forgotten to test the CMOS battery to see if it was good enough to leave the computer unplugged for a day without losing presets? The battery is probably several years old and was always plugged in prior to that. Sigh, I imagine sending a probe to Mars without double checking the CMOS battery would be an epic fail. LOL
 

Hunter

The 47 Ronin
I have a small check list:


Motherboard LEDs light up when the PSU is plugged into the outlet, but when the power button is pressed, all fans spin for a split second and then nothing...
Then it power off? Or everything spinning but no video output?

It will still boot with a bad CMOS battery....Try clearing the CMOS yet? Sometimes the OC will not be stable overtime.
 

Spray

The 47 Ronin
All the fans spin maybe one rotation and then stop. Clearing the CMOS was my last resort but I don't have much a choice since it won't even boot up after everything.

We are going to perform the CMOS reset later tonight.
 

Fasttrak

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Not even CMOS reset started up the machine... 50lb paperweight haha

Didn't think the CMOS reset was going to do much, with an out of zone setting you'll usually still get to POST before it goes tits up.

You are getting a critical stop at startup. It is either a faulty power supply, one of the 5V or 12V rails is over or under volt by quite a bit. Grab a spare PSU and just set it up quickly outside your box to test if you can get it to actually boot up to POST.

The CPU is unseated or a bad pin on the the M\B is causing an internal short. You will need to pull the CPU and inspect those little pins that are released as you close the latching arm on the CPU holder. Had one M\B that actually came from the factory bad and another one I kind of messed up and ruined all on my own.

A short some where along one of the power supply lines, check all connectors even those that are not plugged into something. See if a couple have their wires exposed and possibly shorting out.

You have something some where shorting to one of the M\B traces or grounding points on one of the pieces of hardware mounted to it. If nothing else shows up you might just remove the M\B from the case, and attempt a complete inspection to see if any of the traces got damaged some how and if you can get it to POST on the bench.

These kinds of problems are always a real pain in the ass to track down the cause of, been there a few times and had just about every one of the suggestions above be the root cause of a dead boot system.
 

Fasttrak

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The Cpu heatsink may have moved during transit.

Even a CPU Fan error would get to POST before shutting down, or an overheat due to a shifted cooler would get to POST also.

He has a bad PSU, CPU or some kind of odd short in the system causing a critical stop error. I am sure I am missing some other things that it could be but a Google search would show each of the possible errors that would cause an immediate shutdown on startup.
 

Spray

The 47 Ronin
This is the kind of heatsink that is mounted with a screw and nut. It's pretty damn secure!

Also, I had a good support placed between the side lid and cpu fan to prevent moving during transit.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/td00gpv048k9d2e/IMG_20160813_223129.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mwtvps7pbuhp59h/IMG_20160813_223115.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/v39p85qg4jn2p5v/IMG_20160813_222934.jpg?dl=0

One more thing we haven't tried is unplugging the computer and holding down the power button to drain the capacitors. I'll report back after tonight.
 
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Fasttrak

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This is the kind of heatsink that is mounted with a screw and nut. It's pretty damn secure!

Also, I had a good support placed between the side lid and cpu fan to prevent moving during transit.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/td00gpv048k9d2e/IMG_20160813_223129.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mwtvps7pbuhp59h/IMG_20160813_223115.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/v39p85qg4jn2p5v/IMG_20160813_222934.jpg?dl=0

One more thing we haven't tried is unplugging the computer and holding down the power button to drain the capacitors. I'll report back after tonight.

Yeah, leverage and inertia can make even stoutly mounted items move when banged or jarred. Still do not think that is your issue, a critical stop for the CPU fan would have hit POST first and you would of seen the CPU FAN warning prior to it shutting down. Fried or badly seated CPU, not too sure about.

The Cap's on the PSU would drain after a couple of minutes with no energy being supplied. They are not massive high farad caps.
 
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