New 0-day PC does not work at all

By pioneerx01
Aug 14, 2008
  1. Hi,

    My friend just got a brand new PC parts from Newegg. When put together they should equal fully functioning PC, however they do not. The list of the parts is listed bellow:

    This HDD was purchased few years back, but it still works:
    And the power supply is new as well (650W), but I am not sure which one.

    Here is what is happening:
    -You turn the PC on, the fans come on (including CPU fan connected to mobo). The hard drive spins up, however the screen says no signal. There are also NO BEEPS coming from the PC (and yes there is buzzer connected to it).

    Here is what we have tried and/or assumed
    -HDD is fine (works on other PC)
    -Power supply is fine (brand new)
    -Monitor is fine (tested on other PC)
    -DVI Cable is fine (tested on other PC)
    -Video card is probably fine, because we have used another one and still no image (no signal on both cards all outputs)
    That leaves us with CPU, MOBO, and RAM. I have assumed that if the CPU and RAM were faulty you would at lease see something on the screen. I believe that the MOBO might be dead as it is not sending any signals to the video card (no on board video on mobo).
    Am I thinking correctly?
    Now my friend has also checked out the manufacturers website of the mobo and his processor is not listed as supported one. However it should work according to specs. Even if the processor can not communicate with the PC shouldn't I see something on the monitor?

    I do not know. I am stuck on this one. Any insights are appreciated.
  2. tuant

    tuant TS Booster Posts: 202

    Check the power to the video card. Some video cards require its own power source, is that connection establish?
  3. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 277

    That is all OK. Not a source of the problem. Thanks anyway...
  4. tuant

    tuant TS Booster Posts: 202

    Hmm, if you tested everything then I guess they shipped a defective mobo to you. SInce it was recently purchased from newegg (i assume), just RMA it and get a new one. Newegg's customer support is excellent and you should receive your replacement in no time.
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