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Bad Display And Keyboard On New Build


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#1 floydian

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:27 PM

I just build a new system with the following specs:

Shuttle SD30G2 Intel barebone case

Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz

2GB Corsair XMS2 RAM (240 pin DDR2)

WD1600AAJS Caviar SE 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

Pioneer DVR-115DBK 20x DVD+R

Let me start off by acknowledging that I am very much a novice on the hardware side of computers. Everything installed easy (which is why I chose the Shuttle case) and after I powered it on I realized I forgot to plug in a keyboard, so I did and hit the reset button. For the rest of the night whenever I tried to power on the I got a black screen or "input signal out of range" message. So I left it until the next day and it fired up with no issues on the first try. Went into the setup and was monitoring the temp when after a few minutes I lost the power to my keyboard. When I powered the system back up I encountered the same screen issue as the previous night. This has been the pattern with the amount of time it takes for the keyboard to lose power decreasing. I have tried two different keyboards (USB and PS2) and am not sure what part(s) to look at as being bad. Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 01:25 PM

Input signal out of range usually means the refresh rate or resolution is set too high. You can try to use the CMOS reset jumper on the motherboard, or remove the motherboard battery for 1/2 hour. With the unit unplugged, of course. When you reboot, try the PS/2 keyboard first
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:11 AM

This is odd, one minute you can see output from your shuttle on your monitor then not the next, also loss of power to your keyboard.

Garmanma is right in saying about refresh rates, but its odd that one sec you can view output to your monitor and not the next. Does your monitor have two inputs, perhaps the incorrect input has been selected?

As for your keyboard issue, do you have a USB optical mouse plugged in as well? Just keep an eye on this to see if it looses power as well. I'm beginning to think maybe the issues your having are due to perhaps your power supply - is everything plugged in securely? The machine isn't shorting out somewhere is it?
If all else fails, hit the reset button.
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Posted 08 March 2008 - 04:19 PM

Thank you for your replies and suggestions. I removed the battery from the mobo and after replacing it got the same results. I just want to be clear in saying that the video output doesn't disappear, rather the power is lost to the keyboard and upon rebooting the system I will sometimes got the input signal error. Now after taking the battery out and putting it back in it still locks up after a minute or two but the power indicator on the keyboard has remained lit where before it would not.

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Posted 08 March 2008 - 05:05 PM

This is a brand new build? Did you follow the directions from the motherboard mfg with the different BIOS settings? I'd double-check
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