Just built computer and won't post on monitor

By Niggorean
Nov 13, 2011
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  1. I just built my desktop and when i turn on my computer everything seems to be working fine. The Motherboard, GPU, Hard drive and SSD and heat sink all seem to be working. But when i connect it to a monitor it will not show. It shows a mouse on a monitor then counts down from 5 and then turns off. I tried connecting the monitor to a laptop and it works fine. Its a Samsung LS22A100N.

    My computer specs are a i7 2600k, Sabertooth p67 MoBo, Patriot 12gb RAM 1600mhz, EVGA 560 TI SC, Cooler Master 1200W PSU, OCZ 40gb SSD, 1TB Seagate HDD.

    My cousin thinks it may either be the MotherBoard/CPU/GPU
    The motherboard has a green light at the bottom so i think its fine. Its a new CPU so there shouldn't be anything wrong with it. and idk about the GPU so i think it may be the GPU.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,753   +156

    The motherboard may be shorting to the case. Is this your first build?
  3. Niggorean

    Niggorean Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Yeah this is my first build.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,753   +156

    So check to see that the metal standoffs for mounting the motherboard to the case are only positioned where there are holes in the motherboard and remove any standoffs that are not used, or still located under the motherboard. This is a common mistake for first time computer builders
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,823   +1,435

    What happens if you plug the monitor into the other DVI port of the 560-TI?
  6. Niggorean

    Niggorean Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Well i took it to CompUsa and the guy literally took apart my whole thing and said that he had to "reseet"? it and put the GPU in the second pcie slot instead of the first.
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,753   +156

    So it works fine now?
  8. Niggorean

    Niggorean Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Using it as i post this. Lol :)
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,753   +156

    Good deal, so we know the motherboard was shorting to the case or the video card was in the wrong spot... or both :)
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,823   +1,435

    Is the motherboard still under warranty?
    If the motherboard is faulty you might should think about replacing it.
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,753   +156

    The computer has already been repaired cliffordcooley... The computer is working fine. Next time read the whole post ;)
     


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