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Computer Starts but no display on monitor

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#1 arm4139


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Posted 02 January 2016 - 07:53 PM

Using an old harddrive I had in a previous computer I put it with a new Mobo, CPU, and GPU for a friend to use. The system starts up but there is no display on the monitor, but with a keyboard plugged in it still lights up and will register keys such as caps lock.
The MOBO is M5A78L-MUSB3
GPU is Geforce 560x

CPU is AMD FX 6-core Black edition
I am currently connecting the computer to the monitor using the HDMI port on the motherboard.


got it to start without a graphics card, though I was able to use the same graphics card in a different computer a few days ago. Guess something happened to it but not sure

Edited by hamluis, 08 January 2016 - 01:51 PM.
Moved from System Building to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 09:28 PM

I would clear your cmos by removing a watch-sized battery in the middle of the motherboard and re-inserting it.

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 08:34 PM

Try hooking up to something other then the hdmi port...oftentimes with video cards t
The hdmi is not set up to display as default, at least not until you get the drivers installed. Hook it up to the DVI and see what happens.



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