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No signal on new gaming PC and limited power to USB ports.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by DuckCommander, Oct 28, 2019.

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  1. DuckCommander

    DuckCommander Thread Starter

    Oct 28, 2019
    I just built a gaming PC and it won’t send to my monitor. I’ve tried different HDMI cables and was using my motherboards HDMI port before but got a graphics card because I thought maybe that would do the trick. Also every time I try to plug in my keyboard or my bootable windows drive It’ll send power to the devices for around 5 seconds and then stop.

    There is only one light on my motherboard, a white VRAM labeled light. When I click a button on the side of my case next to my power button the CPU light turns on instead. I’d really love to get this PC running but I don’t know what to do.

    [PC Part Picker List](https://pcpartpicker.com/user/prolortram/saved/XTN4nQ)
  2. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
    What I'd do is take it back down to bare bones out on a table. Nothing but motherboard (on a non-conductive surface), CPU (w/heatsink), RAM, PSU, video, keyboard and mouse.

    Now see if it will boot into the BIOS. If not, try a different PSU and/or RAM. Once you do get into the BIOS, reset the BIOS to factory default.

    If it's bootable now, try running an Operating System (*nix) from a bootable USB flash drive. Exercise it some (web) and then leave it running overnight.

    If it's still where you left it the night before, power down, hook up your drive with Windows on it and try the same, (exercise it, web, games, whatever), and leave it running overnight.

    If it's fine the next morning, power down and reassemble everything back in the case. As you continue beyond the bare minimum though, only add one or two pieces of hardware at a time and then test to make sure what was added isn't causing problems. You get the idea ...
  3. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Have you read the guide at the top of the forum for problem builds? If not, do so. If you follow ALL of the steps, you will find the cause of your no POST condition.

    Common errors for new builders;
    1 Motherboard shorted to case due to incorrect placement of standoffs
    2 8/12pin aux/cpu pw connector not plugged in
    3 Parts not compatible. Does not seem to be a problem in this case
    4 Cooler or hsf not installed correctly. More an intel problem than an amd problem since the amd type coolers are pretty much idiot proof
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019
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