I was thrilled when I built my sister her first 10 speed bike! Times change.
Hehe, my sister really wanted a blow-up man, but rubber aggravates my dermatitis so she had to settle for a a PC instead. However, I did tell her that as my tech skills increase, I could possibly build her a well endowed cyborg if she bought the parts.
Seriously, though, it was fun putting it all together. However, we have run up against a snag and I have no idea how to resolve it as I can not get power to the front panel and now seemingly the mobo.... thus it will not post, or boot. Everything was fine until I installed the 3 bay IcyDock portable rack [which finally arrived on Wednesday]... the machine booted once after that, then nothing.
I have practically stripped the machine down to the case and started from scratch, but alas, no solution to the problem.... it's like it's dead. I have tried an alternate power supply but still no go. I also reseated the CPU; RAM: GPU and anything else that's not nailed down, still no go. Yup, I am totally baffled and have no idea where to start next to resolve the issue.
Hopefully somebody here may be able to offer some answers... and soon. Right now she is using a 6 y/o laptop that's as slow as a wet week, and I keep apologising because I haven't been able to hand it over to her in full working order. So yeah, people, speshully them wot knows a fing or 2 'bout puters, please see if yer can maske an old fart and his sister happy.
Strange thing about it, though, I purchased the exact same mobile rack, and my PC wouldn't start afted I had installed it... like it was as dead as a dodo as well. Again, I backtracked to before the rack was installed and nothing. I even re-routed the power cables so that the front panel and rack were on connected separately - thinking too much draw on the one may have shorted something - but that wasn't it, either. In fact, I'm not entirely sure what I did to get my rig booting again but it is.... touch wood.
I think the key diffrence between our machines is that I have a motherboard with more restart/reset options and was able to kickstart it using one of those options. Sadly, my sister's mobo is quite basic and I'm not sure how to kickstart it.... like I don't know how I can clear the CMOS or reset the BIOS if no power is reaching the front panel to turn the machine on.