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Finished build, turning on PC but nothing showing up on screen.. HELP??

#1foxyReyokoPosted 8/23/2014 12:08:38 AM
This is my first build that I just completed. First of all do I connect the HDMI cable to the GPU's HDMI slot or the mobo's HDMI slot? I tried both ways and nothing is showing up on the monitor.... did I connect some of the parts wrong??

please respond
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#2EciDemonPosted 8/23/2014 12:17:44 AM
Connect the HDMI to the GPU.

It's possible something isn't connected right. Make very sure the gpu is seated firmly and correct in the pci express slot.

Did you install all the motherboard spacers in the case in the correct positions??, if not then you short circuit the mobo.

It can also be some piece of hardware dead on arrival, that's why its a good idea to connect everything outside the case (put together the parts on top of the mobo box for example) and make sure everything starts. This is faster then having to dig through the chassi.
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#3foxyReyoko(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2014 12:23:37 AM
EciDemon posted...
Connect the HDMI to the GPU.

It's possible something isn't connected right. Make very sure the gpu is seated firmly and correct in the pci express slot.

Did you install all the motherboard spacers in the case in the correct positions??, if not then you short circuit the mobo.

It can also be some piece of hardware dead on arrival, that's why its a good idea to connect everything outside the case (put together the parts on top of the mobo box for example) and make sure everything starts. This is faster then having to dig through the chassi.


Damn it... i hope something isn't dead. All fans seem to be running (cpu, headsink, gpu) and I did make sure the mobo spacers are in the correct positions
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#4EciDemonPosted 8/23/2014 12:28:18 AM
Ok good, then make sure the Gpu is installed correctly.

I've seen this a couple of times where there is only black screen and the gpu wasn't pushed into the slot all the way. Once installed correctly it worked just fine.
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#5CheezyPuffPosted 8/23/2014 12:28:54 AM
For me, it was the RAM. I tested out each one by itself. I took out the one in the main slot and put the one I had in the second into the first. It worked which made me think the other RAM didn't work, but when I tested that one out by itself, it also worked.

I was pretty sure I had it in secured but ya never know.
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#6nb003_99Posted 8/23/2014 2:09:30 AM
Bump for help
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#7steelix55Posted 8/23/2014 2:17:24 AM
Lol, first time I ever built a PC, this happened to me. It was because I plugged the HDMI cable into the motherboard like a dolt, and not the GPU. I figured it out on my own in like 5 minutes though.
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#8AsellusPosted 8/23/2014 2:21:51 AM
Do you have the motherboard speaker attatched? Any beeps when it starts up?

A fairly common first-time mistake is to connect the motherboard power (big 24-pin connector) but forget the cpu power connector (4/8 pin connector). If you do that you'll get the fans when you turn it on but nothing else, no video, post beeps, drive activity, etc.
#9Pengu1nPosted 8/23/2014 3:48:21 AM
Also make sure you have plugged all necessary power cables into the graphics card. Sometimes people put in a graphics card and forget to plug all the power cables into it or only plug in one.
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#10Xtreme-VoidPosted 8/23/2014 4:20:39 AM(edited)
Try contacting where you buy your components and try asking them for help or build it for you.

The GPU usually have multiple power slot, did all the power connector connected?
The power supply suffice?

I have a faulty HDMI cable once, maybe not original.
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