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Nothing at POST, not starting up, (Display Not Found)? First build.

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December 5, 2013 5:57:03 PM

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2fHhf

First time putting together a PC but I think I did everything right. However, when I plug the PC in (battery light comes on) and press start, it does nothing beyond that the CPU fan starts to spin, the optical drive does 2 short beeps, but the computer does not start up after that. The monitor says 'DVI Display Not Found' or 'VGA Display Not Found' and does nothing. Monitor works fine, I've tried it with my laptop and it worked straight off.

I have no idea what to do from here, please help? I took it as a good sign that the cooler fan started spinning (and does not stop) but... what am I supposed to do now? Obviously I have not installed the OS yet but it is supposed to go into BIOS from here, correct?

Could I get a short list of specific connections to check, as well? Nothing lights up on the mobo beyond a LED at the bottom (above the P-LED +/- connectors) but I am deathly afraid I've screwed this up.
December 5, 2013 6:01:00 PM

Did you connect the monitor to the video connections on the motherboard or the video card? Usually if you have a discrete video card installed, the integrated video card disables itself.

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December 5, 2013 6:01:18 PM

Here is an excellent checklist to go through, I hope it helps
"No POST", "system won't boot", and "no video output" troubleshooting checklist
"No POST", "system won't boot", and "no video output" troubleshooting checklist This checklist is a compilation of troubleshooting ideas from many forum members. It's very important to actually perform every step in the checklist if you want to... See full content
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December 5, 2013 6:06:20 PM

cklaubur said:
Did you connect the monitor to the video connections on the motherboard or the video card? Usually if you have a discrete video card installed, the integrated video card disables itself.

Casey


I've tried connecting the monitor to both the VGA and DVI ports on the mobo, and the ports on the GPU itself. Still nothing.

Stupid question but the mobo came with a small speaker for it. Where do I plug that into on the mobo? I can't find anything directly stating where in the mobo manual.
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December 5, 2013 6:07:39 PM

jimthenagual said:
Here is an excellent checklist to go through, I hope it helps


Checking this now, thank you. The pictures are helpful.
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