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Hi. Im having a serious problem with my computer. i came home and it was switched on (somebody turned it on in my house to use) and there was no image on my monitor which was turned on. my first reaction was turning it off (holding the power button) and then turning it back on. and i got the same problem. it has been working fine since the last 3 months that i got it. havent used it much because i havent been at home much.
Its specs are:
Gigabyte X58-UD3R motherboard
i7 920 processor
6gb gskill ram
1 tb wd sata HDD
gigabyte gtx 2600C graphics 1gb

and thats about it. i built it myself, it took me a whole day because im not that good at computers but i know some stuff. i read other posts saying that it may be the motherboard or something thats blown but i just wana know if theres a way out of this without spending cash on a new one. >_< not really at a good position to spend money on another computer part.


So the main issue is:
my comp turns on. all fans are working fan on graphics card is working leds on motherboard light up(the green red and yellow ones in a line). all cables are plugged in as it was working yesterday, but there is just no image being produced on my monitor! which is a 21" benQ g2220HD. also when the speakers are plugged in, i dont hear the windows startup sound. the mouse and keyboard are lit up and seem to work.

any help would be greatly appreciated or suggestions! or even answers! thanks alot!!
 
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#2
Hmm any chance you could run onboard gfx to try and problem solve. And I am guessing you are running onboard sound to your speakers?
Also try unplugging anything you don't need like usb pen drivers and what not.
 

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how do u run onboard gfx? yeah ive taken everything thats unnecessary. at one point i only had the psu and graphics card plugged and i turned it on with no image still.
 
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where you put you gfx set it on first pci-e , also try restarting your bios using chmos jmper
 

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There is no onboard video on that MB. Try clearing the CMOS via the jumper on the motherboard, look at the manual for specific instructions, should be near the pcie slot.
 
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how do u run onboard gfx? yeah ive taken everything thats unnecessary. at one point i only had the psu and graphics card plugged and i turned it on with no image still.
You can't - there are no onboard graphics on x58 boards. Do you get any post beeps when you start to power it on? Also i'd reset your cmos to see if that helps.
 
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Arh yes sorry, I haven't slept yet and I didn't look at your hardware specs.
Also maybe resitting your gfx card if clearing cmos doesn't work.
 
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#11
this will be easier

Unplug pc from outlet
then remove the circle battery from motherboard and hit the power button

The fans might start but not run since the plug is disconected

Aftert that put the battery back in then plug it in
 
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You have no clear cmos button on your motherboard but there should be two pins that your short out that clears it. It is said that it is near your south bridge but it will be in your manual so I would have a quick look inside. Basically turn off your pc, unplug the power from the power supply and just short them two pins out with something metal and give it a minuet. then connect your power and try and boot back up. But really, I would just go straight to your manual and it should tell you.

Or do what Assassin48 said :)
 

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any idea where the battery is located though? i dont see the battery if i just glance through the system. would it be on the other side of the mother board?
and also do i leave everything plugged in on the motherboard? :S

i dont know if i have the manual btw! >_<...

i really appreciate the help everyones giving me.. but im really sorry i dont know all these things i feel bad..
 
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I think you are going to have to take your gfx card out. Check this link..
http://www.firingsquad.com/media/article_image.asp/2423/05
See where the orange "slot" is? Well to the right of it is the cmos battery.
Make sure your power is off and the plug is out of the wall. Then around that little battery at the bottom of the circle is a kind of a small pressing tab. Press that and the battery should pop out slightly, then pull the battery out and wait 15 seconds and then place the battery back in. Remember which way it was facing before though. Then connect everything back up (including your gfx card) and power on.
 

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OMG i see it. wow thanks for those instructions. but now im facing the taking the battery out problem. =S how is that done? im not sure its a pressing button as ive pressed it and it didnt pop out. but there is a little metal tab sticking out. would u suggest i pull it with a screw driver or something?
 
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Yea that little tab you should be able to push on in downwards and feel it move, when it moves try and get your finger behind the battery and pop it out.

EDIT: And no you can definitely take it out.
 

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it shouldnt be one of those non removable ones right? i just did a bit of research and im still not able to get it out. i dont wana be forceful but gentle isnt getting it out =S!
 

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i pressed it nothign happened. what exactly do i do after i put everything back? lol should it return to normal?
 
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Place the battery back into the motherboard the correct way. Then place your gfx card back in and power your system up.
So everything is plugged back in and is back to normal.
 
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the comp just turnd on and off and on and off, one cycle occuring every 2 seconds. what happened?
 
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Hmm, power down and unplug the power and recheck that everything is in its correct place and propperly seated. Then try and boot up again.
 

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hey i fixed it up and powered it up! but there isnt any signal like last time on the monitor. the mouse went off and back on for a second just then but once.. and i here buzzing. but it has stopped now. all i hear is the usual tower humming.. with no image
 
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Ok try checking the cables that are going to your monitor to the out ports on your gfx card. If still no use, try and change the cable eg: use a VGA cable instead of a DVI cable.
Apart from that I don't really know what else to advise.
Maybe someone else on the forum could help you.