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Computer turns on with fans working but no display

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  1. Jmack53m

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    Occasionally when I turn on my PC the LEDs light up and the fans turn on but no display goes onto my screen.
    After I leave it for a day it will boot up as normal but once again I turn it off and the problem reoccurs.
    I have tried to clear all the dust and unplugged all the wires inside the computer and connected them again, I reinstalled windows 10 for a fresh installation when it was turned on and I have also taken my cmos battery out.
    Nothing seems to be working and I'm not even sure where the problem is coming from let alone how to fix it.

    specs:
    Graphics card: amd r9 270x
    Processor : AMD fx I cant tell the exact processor as my pc wont turn on right now
    Ram : 8 GB
    Corsair power supply cx600
    Gigabyte motherboard GA-970A-DS3P
    OS: windows 10
    I have tried switching out the cable for the monitor, it is working with no problems.
     
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    Please post the system specs so we know what kind of hardware we are working on.

    Based on preliminary information, I would say you have a failing graphics card, bad monitor cable, or a corrupted/incorrect driver.
     
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    Graphics card: amd r9 270x
    Processor : AMD fx I cant tell the exact processor as my pc wont turn on right now
    Ram : 8 GB
    Corsair power supply cx600
    Gigabyte motherboard GA-970A-DS3P

    I have tried switching out the cable for the monitor, it is working with no problems.
     
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    Good. Sometimes it's a simple fix.
     
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    Sorry what i mean is that the cables working fine im thinking its a mobo or psu problem as iv reinstalled my operating system etc and still not working. It made sense in my mind that it was a charge building up that had to drain due to it working for about 5 hours then not turning back on for a day but the problem persists.
     
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    Ok if issue still persists after OS reinstall, it IS, most likely, a hardware issue.

    Remove the graphics card from the system and boot using onboard video. Does this work?
     
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    The same thing is still happening, no idea whats wrong with my PC.
     
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    So the issue is still there after removing the graphics card and using the onboard video, correct?

    If that is correct t, then you almost certainly have a bad motherboard.
     
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    Think the best idea is to just replace the motherboard?

    My computer only turns on sometimes and once i turn it off I have to leave it for a while before using it again.

    One thing as well , I accidentally wiped windows 7 off of my SSD when reinstalling a fresh windows 10,
    how do I install it onto my ssd again? It still has all the files on it so I was confused when I couldn't boot up the ssd as it seems to be softer on my computer rather than the hard drive.

    Thank you.
     
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    You need a Windows 7 Installation media to reinstall Windows 7 onto the SSD.

    Yes I do think you should start with a new motherboard.
    Obviously, I cannot guarantee that will fix it, but that does seem to be the logical place to start.
     
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    One other thing I'd mention is it's possible it could be a bad power supply as well, but I am still leaning towards the Mobo.

    Do you, by chance, have another PSU?
     
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    I don't , I can possibly try someone else's just the pain of taking all the wires out of everything and placing them into my computer , if that doesn't work I'll get a new mobo. I thought it might be the mobo or the power supply just wanted to see some other peoples thoughts on it if there was another solution to replacing parts.

    Thank you for your help.
     
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    Yup. Keep me posted. I am curious to know how you make out.
     
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