Fresh build, everything powers like it should except no display at all on monitor

By kereineko
Mar 3, 2012
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  1. Ok, I'm not the best and building computers and am very new at it. My fresh build will boot but display absolutely nothing on the monitor, by nothing I mean it won't even go to bios or turn the power light from standby to on.

    This build will boot up, all fans will run with no problems (including cpu and video card fans), and everything will shut off by holding down the power button properly. Also I have not gotten any light or beep codes. Here is what I have:

    asus m5a97 motherboard
    amd fx 6-core processor black edition
    asus gtx550 ti direct cu video card
    ddr3 8gb (2x4gb) 1600MHz dual corsair vengeance ram
    700 watt xion xio power supply
    sata 1tb barracuda hard drive

    dvd/cd - writable drive
    cm storm scout case

    I have tried trouble shooting programs for the motherboard and video card, with no results
    I have tried resetting the rtc ram

    I have double checked the power plugs are plugged in properly and making a proper circuit

    I have taken everything out except the motherboard, cpu, cpu fan, and power supply and still gotten no beeps. I have tried changing how the stupid speaker wire connects, connecting incorrectly according to the manual and still no freaking beeps

    I have tried using hdmi and vga cords connected to my tv that supports pc's and a monitor nothing worked cord wise but my old pc worked like a dream when connected to them.

    when talking to tech support for the motherboard they helped me check that it wasn't a grounding issue.
    I have talked to all my pc buddies called tech support and no one can tell me anything i haven't tried or that has worked. I have no idea what is wrong, I need help, I have spent the last two day all day working on this with no clue what is happening.
  2. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    do you have the monitor cable plugged into the GPU or MOBO?
  3. kereineko

    kereineko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The video card, the motherboard has no built in video
  4. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

  5. kereineko

    kereineko TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    1) Make sure you have both 24 pin and 6 pin power cables connected to your board.
    2) Make sure your RAM is in the correct slots (Please check your manual)
    3) Remove the battery on the board for 10-15 min. to reset CMOS
    4) replace battery and reboot

    *make sure your cpu fan is plugged into the "cpu_fan" pins.
  7. kereineko

    kereineko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did everything exactly as stated and nothing changed. I even first tried to check the ram by taking one of the two sticks out but nothing has changed. still no beeps, and nothing displaying on my monitor... any other ideas?
  8. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    Could be a bad pci-e slot, have you tried the other one?
  9. kereineko

    kereineko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No but if its a bad pcie slot then id rather get a new mother board where everything works on it. I talked to a few of my pc buddies told them everything and they think its a bad mother board or slot so I'm going to exchange it for a new one I think. Thanks for all the help I will update the post once I get a new mother board and let you know if it is all fixed or if I'm still having issues.
  10. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Just to be clear is the external power connector to your graphics card hooked up to the PSU? You did mention power plugs but I wanted to make sure.

    Do you have another power supply to test with?
  11. kereineko

    kereineko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I hooked up the power supply directly and tried using the adapter. I have also tried a new mother board and pcu but still have the same issue but now it won't shut down properly or start by the memok button like it should.
  12. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 109

    Have you thought of the possibility of a bad video card, or have you already ruled that out? Also just out of curiosity what made you go with the Xion psu, not saying its a bad psu but I've never heard of Xion, and a quick google search of Xion power supplies brings up many bad reviews and only a few good ones. It is always better to stick with higher end power supply companies like Corsair or Seasonic (which apparently is a decent company I never heard of before I went on techspot). Your other choices look great though.
  13. kereineko

    kereineko TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did rule out the video card by switching it out with my old one that is compatible. Went with xion bc newegg had an overall rating of 4/5.

    As an update I put my old hard drive back in my old pc and now its having the same issue and the fresh build. The only thing I can think of is some how I fried both my new and old pcs. I have no idea how since I was super carefull but yah now I'm screwed.
  14. serenitys

    serenitys TS Rookie

    I am having the same problem, anytime I restart my PC I get no signal to my monitor, I have to take off the PC for 5-10mins then turn it on to get signal to my monitor how can I fix this problem?
  15. area_boy

    area_boy TS Rookie

    Two years later and one lonely man is having the same problem with nearly the same specs of pc..

    Mobo: AMD FX8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor (4.0/4.2GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 8MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 125W, Retail Boxed)

    AMD FX8350 Black Edition 8 Core Processor (4.0/4.2GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 8MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 125W, Retail Boxed)

    Please let me know if you ever found the culprit of this problem.. I'm suspecting my video card is bad as everything else seems works just fine but no display..

    PSU is a corsair 650w,

    same Ram

    Video card is Sapphire 11200-16-20G HD7850 GDDR5 Graphics Card (1GB)

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