I am trying to build another computer and am running into a little problem. Went to Fry Electronics(first mistake), bought a MB/CPU combo. The MB was an ECS brand(second mistake). Bought 2 gig of Patriot memory DDR2 5300. Came home put it together, and it will not boot up. Will not do anything other than spin the cooling fans in the case and CPU cooling fan. With a ribbon cable hooked up to the hard drive and MB, the hard drive will not power up and spin. If you remove the ribbon cable from either the MB or hard drive, the drive will spin up. There is no display on the screen, and the monitor light stays amber instead of turning green and displaying anything. I figured since the hard drive would not power up with the ribbon cable connected to the MB, it must be a short in the MB. I drove about 100 miles to return it and exchange it for another MB, came home, and SAME THING! What are the chances that I got two bad MB's? What would my next step be? If it is not the MB, that only leaves CPU and memory. Anyone have any suggestions other than quit buying junk at Fry's ??? Thanks. Bob Wanna kill these ads? We can help!