Screen blank on boot

By Schlessman
Sep 16, 2007
  1. I just finished on a new system for the wife..and upon first start up, of course, there is a problem. All the fans kick on every time I boot, but after turning things on and off so many times as I've troubleshot... I estimate the CD-Rom and HD only come about half the boots. I'll get a beep on the times the HD and CD drives start. Unfortunately, even when I get a beep and both drives fire up I still have a blank monitor claiming it has no signal.

    -I've swapped RAM.
    -I've tested the monitor.
    -I've tried both the video card and onboard mobo video.
    -I've unplugged to bare minimum hardware.
    -I've reset CMOS.
    -I've plugged and replugged about everything a dozen times.

    I've just run out of any ideas. Any help or advice is so appreciated. I'm a bit new at this so I hope I've missed something easy. I'd do anything to have some display so I could at least see my bios.

    System specs-
    1G Patriot PC6400 DDR2 RAM
    AMD A64 x2 6000+ CPU
    MSI K9AGM2-FIH Mobo
    Ultra V Series 500w PSU
    BFG 8400GS 256MB PCI-Express Vid Card
  2. eijmaster

    eijmaster TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Man that sucks. I'm having the same prob. There's a 4 pin CPU power connector on that board. I would make sure thats plugged in. I've read in forums to check RAM, CPU, PSU, CMOS. In that order. Try one stick of RAM also. Wish I could help more but I'm having the same prob...
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    If all the power connectors are hooked up to the motherboard, can you try to substitute a known good power supply as a test?
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    read the bios beep and the no post guide in the guides forum.
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