System does not boot up. Fans won't spin. A big-noob mistake

x509

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OK, so I opened up my system case and futzed around a bit with the PSU switch off. Then I turned that switch on, and the system would not boot. The lighting was on on the ASUS x509 ROG board and the AMD cooler but the fans would not spin. And the board did not go through the bootup process. What the hell just happened, I asked myself.

THEN I REMEMBERED I HAD TO PRESS THE POWER BUTTON on the system case. :wideyed: Sure enough, it booted up just fine. :coffee:

I've been building systems for over 30 years now, going back to 486 CPUs. How could I make such a colossal noob, double-noob mistake? :notworthy: :wtf:
 

Zepher

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To fix that issue, go into the BIOS and set the power on option to power on after power loss and it will power on when you flip the PSU switch.
 

madmat

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The double negative in the title had me confused. It doesn't not boot up... so it does boot up. Seems that it does when you hit the power button.
 

mnewxcv

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To fix that issue, go into the BIOS and set the power on option to power on after power loss and it will power on when you flip the PSU switch.
nah, you can't fix stupid.


JK OP!
 
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x509

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The double negative in the title had me confused. It doesn't not boot up... so it does boot up. Seems that it does when you hit the power button.
OK. Just fixed the title. But as mnewxcv said, you can't fix stupid. And that was a stupid mistake.
 

ryan_975

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To fix that issue, go into the BIOS and set the power on option to power on after power loss and it will power on when you flip the PSU switch.
But you have to push the power button to get into the BIOS to make that change.
 
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