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Just built a computer, turns on but no display!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mitzp, Jul 5, 2008.

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  1. mitzp

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  2. mt2002

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    That sort of looks like the case I have ;)

    Do you ever see the BIOS splash screen?
    Do you have a separate video card or are you using onboard video?
    How is your monitor connected? VGA, DVI, etc..?
     
  3. mitzp

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    I do not see anything. I have the card connected through DVI and i've also tried svideo and I get nothing. I have tried the gfx card in another slot and also left only one stick of ram in. All the components are getting power. While the computer is on the motherboard's 3 leds light up and the led on the gfx card is also on. when its on the fans are running and the case display is on and displaying the correct information so I don't think its a PSU issue.
     
  4. dan_mccartney

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    Could it just be a bad cord on your monitor?
     
  5. mitzp

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    No i've tried several cords/ monitor combo's and no signal on any of them. My motherboard has a digital numerical display that can indicate post error codes. The thing is, no code is displayed. It has two dashes (--) and that is nowhere to be found in the code list of errors.
     
  6. dan_mccartney

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    Well that was my shot in the dark. I have no idea what else it could be.
     
  7. mt2002

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    Take your card out and connect your motherboard to the onboard VGA connector. Let us know what happens.
     
  8. mitzp

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    I wish I could but there isn't any onboard graphics. Only audio, usb, ps2 connections etc....
    I have another computer but its so old that the card is AGP so that can't be used to isolate the gfx card. I'm planning on taking it to a friends tomorrow and trying it out with pci express cards that are tested as working.
    If there is no video with a working card, it is certain that the fault is with the motherboard?
     
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    Do you get a single beep when you power it up ?
     
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    Have you read and followed the guide at the top of the forum for problem builds? If you follow all of the steps, you will find the cause of your problem.

    Next does the light on the monitor ever change from amber to green?
     
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