Hi guys, I'm Abby. I'm building a PC for the first time. I've put it all together and it turns on, seems like everything is spinning, but there is no picture on the monitor and I'm kind of freaking out that I did something wrong, or that I accidentally shocked one of the parts. Can you please help?
Motherboard::: Asus AMD 760G Chipset - Socket AM3+ M5A78L-M/USB3 RAM::: G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 RipjawsX Series for Sandy Bridge (9-9-9-24) Dual Channel kit Desktop Memory Module CPU::: AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor SSHD: Seagate 2TB Desktop Gaming SSHD(Solid State Hybrid Drive) SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST2000DX001) Case::: Cooler Master Elite 350 (CMP 350) - Mid Tower Computer Case with Included 500W Power Supply
No blu-ray drive yet. Like I said, when I turn my computer on, it seems to power on okay. The mobo's light is green, and all of the lights on the PC are working. All the fans are spinning, so I would think it's working as intended. But there is no picture on the screen, just says no signal.
I followed this video to build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg0SUuDbqs8
At each step I double checked everything was done correctly and that the cables were plugged in completely.
Here is what I have tried:
Remove RAM to see if beeping occurs; no dice Used two different monitors on HDMI and DVI; no change Took out CMOS battery and put back in; no change Removed and re-seated graphics card; no change
Here is what I am going to try tonight:
Connect with VGA cable (my coworker says it could be set to VGA as a default - is that possible and if so how could I change it to HDMI?) Remove and re-seat CPU Check power supply by plugging into the wall (I really don't think this is the problem since it spins up the fans, but might as well try) Connect internal speaker to see if it's beeping and just not hearing it - here is the speaker: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DM56TFY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Remove graphics card and boot without it Boot bare bones (mobo, onboard graphics, CPU, 1 stick of RAM) Remove SSHD and boot Replace CMOS battery
I'm worried the mobo is DOA, though it's brand new so I should be able to get a free replacement. I'm also worried that somehow my parts are not compatible. FYI this is a build a friend gave me - the only difference is the graphics card - it's the same brand just slightly different from the one he recommended.
I'm not really sure what else to do to get myself up and running. Can someone please help? Is there anything else I should try before I replace the mobo? I'm a total noob at this so please go easy on me.
Here is a pic of the inside:
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Here is a pic of the mobo plug-ins:
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Edited by unmarked, 01 November 2016 - 09:44 AM.