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#1 viper9043

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:09 PM

I'm building a computer and I'm a little new at this and I'm having problems. I have everything plugged in correctly according to the manual and when I turn my computer on I get no signal to the monitor. Everything powers on, the CD drives, the Harddrives, the CPU and case fan. But I don't hear a PC beep and it doesnt check my floppy drive. And I get a blank monitor. Heres what I got installed in this computer...

ECS N2U400-A Socket A (Socket 462) NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Barton 2.083GHz Socket A Processor Model AXDA2800BOX - Retail
Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory Model KVR400X64C3A/512 - Retail
Kingston ValueRAM 256MB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 266 (PC 2100) System Memory Model KVR266X64C25/256 - Retail
SAPPHIRE 100583DVIL-GN-H Radeon 9250 128MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Low Profile Video Card - Retail

And yes, I've tryed booting with only one stick of RAM and with no IDE devices, still same results

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#2 Enthusiast

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:49 PM

Do you have a fan on your video card and is it running?

Check that the card is seated properly in the AGP slot.
• Ensure that the monitor cable is securely fastened to
the card’s monitor connector.
• Make sure that the monitor and computer are plugged
in and receiving power.
• Disable any built-in graphics capabilities
on your motherboard. For more information, consult
your computer’s manual or manufacturer. (NOTE:
Some manufacturers do not allow the built-in graphics
to be disabled or to become the secondary display.)
• If you have problems during bootup, start your
computer in Safe Mode. Hold the CTRL key until the
Microsoft® Windows® Startup Menu appears on the
screen. Then select the number for Safe Mode, and
press Enter. (You can also use F8 to bring up the
Microsoft® Windows® Startup Menu.) In Safe Mode,
go to the Device Manager and remove all duplicate
display adapter and monitor entries if you are only
using one graphics card.

Edited by Enthusiast, 23 September 2006 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:33 AM

I'm really sorry to inform you... but that sounds like a mother board that's DOA, there's not really alot you can do, except switch out the motherboard, if it were fan related the whole computer would shut off, but since everything runs and gets power, we can narrow it down to a few things, RAM, CPU, and Motherboard, technically it could be all three, however since there is no beeping and no activity being seen with the floppy... it sounds like a motherboard failure.

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 12:35 AM

Try taking the MB out of the case and laying it on a cardboard box (non-conductive), attach everything and power it up.

What happens?




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