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  1. Irish_PXzyan

    Irish_PXzyan

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    Well lads.
    I just got my new system and have it all setup up nicely.
    When I press the power button, everything is running nicely. But nothing shows up on the screen??
    The power LED is on anyway on the GPU and the fans are spinning too.
    But nothing appears?? What's going on?

    I got an asrock z68 pro3 gen3 board + i5 2500k with corsair a50 + corsair vengeance ddr3 1600mhz + gygabyte gz-g2 tower.
     
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    I don't want to sound like an ass, but is the power LED on on the monitor? Sometimes we forget fundamental things when we're caught in the excitement of a new build.

    If the PC is on, GPU is clearly running, cables are hooked up, and the monitor is on, we can move into other territory.

    Also, what are you connected to? VGA/DVI/HDMI?
     
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    Yea it's all on :p

    I'm connected to HDTV via.HDMI to dvi/hdmi .
    I tried even right into the main board and still nothing!
     
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    So you're using an HDMI cable from the TV to the PC, but you have an adapter changing the HDMI to DVI at the PC?
     
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    That I do. Always has worked for me!
    It must be something else though surely?!?!
     
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    It's possible it is something else, I just wanted to be sure I had what you were saying correct.

    Just in case the adapter is the issue (and I believe the likelihood is quite low), do you have an HDMI to Mini-HDMI adapter?

    Also, you could try changing cables if you have another, even though the likelihood of a bad cable is also quite low.
     
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    I have a HDMI to HDMI mini cable too! No luck there either!
     
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    Does the mobo give any beep codes?
     
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    Wiggle the video card.
     
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    And make sure you're grounded.
     
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    No beeps at all. But then again, the logo has no speaker cable so I doubt I'd hear anything anyway.
     
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    Do you have a vga monitor you could test with?
     
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    I tried my old monitor and nothing shows up for that either
     
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    do you have multiple PCI-E slots? try another slot just for shats and gaggles.
     
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    Only the one. I have the GPU out now and sound card. Trying with onboard GPU and still nothing appears
     
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    Try the following:

    - check that the 8 pin board connector is seated firmly
    - check the ram to make sure it's all seated properly
    - try to boot with only 1 stick of ram
    - disconnect power cord and pull the CMOS battery for a few min., reinstall battery and power cord
    - pull out the vid card- connect to the onboard/on chip connector
    - check the balance of your connectors to make sure they are secure

    I know these are basics but these things happen sometimes. I swapped my CPU in my rig last week and it wouldn't boot :wtf: ..as I was trying to figure it out, I realized that the ram was still sitting on the desk :laugh:
     
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    Lmao jayziz! Right so! How to I remove the battery?? What is this 8-pin board connector you speak of??
     
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    Is this the written form of how Irish individuals might pronounce "Jesus"?
     
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    It very well could be!
     
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    Asrocks pciex slots on currents mobos are very wide. I had a midrange p68 board and it worked well, after reseating 10 times. No joke. This best part is, this was on a crossfire board with three slots.

    Option 1 - reseating
    Option 2 - exchange the board with some other brand that doesnt cheap out on pcie slots.
     
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    8 Pin is on the top of the board behind the VRM heat sink.


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    Any yes. I have my 4-pin plugged into it. I tried putting another one in beside it and it done nothing yet again.

    I just jumped the cmos and nothing still.. I've never had it this bad at all.. could the CPU be the problem at all??
     
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    What about the HDD?? I have my windows 7 installed from my last system.. would I need to format that before trying to boot??
     
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    Well regardless of whats on the HDD the PC should still boot, get to the BIOS etc.
     
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    take it all apart and make sure nothing in shorting out on the back side of the motherboard
    if it doesn't boot up after putting it all right then rma the board
     

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