new build will not POST



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I just tried to start my new build with ASUS Maximus VIII Formula. It will not POST. I have a Samsung M.2 950 Pro mounted on the board and no hard drives connected. There are two optical drives connected. When I try to start, both optical drive trays will open. The board lighting turns on. The display code is 00. Fans connected to the board do not operate. CPU fan is running. Nothing shows up on the monitor. How do I get it to POST?

Installed: 2x8GB Corsair DDR4 Vengeance 2400
Skylake i7 6700


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It's a bit sad to see Asus removed the debug code lists from their manuals :mad:

Are the LEDs on the right side of the board (Q-LEDs) still lit up? If yes, they would indicate which component fails to POST.
Also, it might be a good idea to try booting with nothing but the CPU and one stick of RAM, and also ensure all cables are plugged in (like the 8-PIN EATX 12V cable)


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(like the 8-PIN EATX 12V cable) as equinox3d said, this is the most likely culprit.