I pulled the board out of the machine with the RAM, cpu/heatsink and fan as it was assembled since I was just going to put it in a cheap case and continue to use it or pass it on to a family member.
I wanted to be sure everything worked, so I set it up to test outside the case.
I now am encountering an issue I've never seen before.
Now, for some reason, even though I don't have a power switch hooked up to it, when I turn on the PSU, everything including the hard drive powers up... fans spinning on the CPU heatsink, lights on the board are on but it does not POST. No tones, no beeps, no nothing.
I highly doubt I did anything wrong when removing the assembled components, but I had a bad week and perhaps it was just one more thing that went awry for me.
I've tried everything I can think of to no avail.
Any ideas? Anyone?
Edited: My bad, hard drive is powering up.
Edited by VoodooGuru, 28 August 2010 - 10:05 PM.