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Displays I dun goofed

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by DLDeadbolt, 23 Feb 2016.

  1. DLDeadbolt

    DLDeadbolt Space Cadet

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    Sooo....

    Last night, after my new case sitting around for several weeks, I decided to actually move my parts over to it.
    Spend a couple hours doing a full clean, reseat the heatsink, etc and put everything back together.

    PC powers on properly (as far as I can tell so far), no beeps, but I get "no signal" on my monitors.
    I've tried:
    • Different cables (2 I already was using and 2 brand new)
    • Different monitors
    • Reseated the graphics card
    • switched out my graphics cards (I have 2 x GTX 670's)
    different cables
    Either way, I can't get anything on my monitors.

    Any advice or things I should check out?

    (At work now so can't do anything till this evening)
     
  2. Pookie

    Pookie Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I actually thought for a moment that was your hand! Anyway, strip it back to the bare minimum needed to post. Personally I would remove the motherboard and check the standoffs in the case etc.
     
  3. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    As Pookie says, strip it back to the bare minimum to post.

    I've found in the past that whenever I have a problem with booting, the RAM has been a good place to start, varying how many sticks and in which slots.

    Oh, and use the iGPU if your board has one...
     
  4. DLDeadbolt

    DLDeadbolt Space Cadet

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    Board is a Maximus VI Hero.

    (Remember, I'm not a tech guy, I know how to do more than the average tinkerer, but I'm still an ID-10-T)

    By bare minimum you mean Mobo,CPU, Ram, HDD, GPU?


    *edit: The RAM is actually brand new, right out the box, so I'll also give it a shot of switching back to my old ram
     
  5. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    Drop the GPU and use the onboard, and use a single stick of ram.
     
  6. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Also make sure all your power cables are properly seated. I've embarrassed myself a couple of times by trying to power up a newly-built PC without actually connecting power cables to the GPU, and of course that results in loss of video signal.

    I've also had issues with shorting because the motherboard wasn't properly clear of the case, so make sure that's not a factor either.
     
  7. DLDeadbolt

    DLDeadbolt Space Cadet

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    Oh, I've done that aswell Lenny. As well as forgetting to connect the HDDs, or giving them power, not connecting fans, not plugging in power cables to the mobo, etc...


    ..........


    I really shouldn't be playing around with the innards if I'm this stupid...
     
  8. Pookie

    Pookie Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Also just because something is new out of the box doesn't guarantee thats it's not at fault :thumb:
     
  9. DLDeadbolt

    DLDeadbolt Space Cadet

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    and by new, I mean I've had it for 1-2years, sitting in a drawer untouched and sealed until last night. Not to mention to 2 HDD's I've got that are still sealed, sitting in my desk for ~5years...

    I'm really bad at procrastinating
     
  10. Rhydian

    Rhydian What's a Dremel?

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    Shall we see some pictures to see if you're missing something? ^^
     
  11. DLDeadbolt

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    Soo.....

    I get home and the first thing I do is turn it on



    and the bloody thing boots up normally and the goddam monitors turn on...

    Now I'm just confused as to what the hell happened last night.
     
  12. Rhydian

    Rhydian What's a Dremel?

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    Maybe the monitor needed to be turned off and on again? ^^
     
  13. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    ha! glad its fixed though :)
     

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