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Getting no signal on a new PC via VGA port on Mobo or HDMI on GPU

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February 19, 2014 7:25:21 PM

Hey everyone,
I must admit this is my first time building my own pc, but I've been very careful and meticulous throughout. The problem I'm having is that I can't get a signal on my monitor via hdmi on my gpu, or even my mobo via vga with the gpu removed. I'm not sure what the problem could be at this point, I've got all my fans running and the lights are blinking on my mobo.

My specs can be seen in this link:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2LtLc
Aside from the peripherals, everything is that exact build. I'm quite sure I have everything plugged in correctly, hell, I've undone and redone everything twice. I reseated the gpu and the RAM.... I brought it into a shop and they told me that it was probably the need for drivers for the hdmi port.... but I'm getting nothing on my mobo anyway. I don't know what to do now!
Any help is massively appreciated.

Thanks!
February 19, 2014 7:33:38 PM

Hi Grayshot,

Sorry to hear you're having trouble on your first go!
Have you considered that you may have a dud Motherboard? It is a horrible thought I know but I recently bought a wireless adapter from ASUS and it was 100% new and just never worked. Some Motherboards do have the lights running and such and the fans should run because the PSU is fine but it sounds like a motherboard issue to me.
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February 19, 2014 7:42:04 PM

Liberatas said:
Hi Grayshot,

Sorry to hear you're having trouble on your first go!
Have you considered that you may have a dud Motherboard? It is a horrible thought I know but I recently bought a wireless adapter from ASUS and it was 100% new and just never worked. Some Motherboards do have the lights running and such and the fans should run because the PSU is fine but it sounds like a motherboard issue to me.


Thanks for the response! I've been quite worried about that prospect considering the time and effort I've put into it... just didn't want to consider the worst! Is there a way to tell specifically that this is the problem? I could imagine that trying to get a new mobo from the factory would be difficult.

Would plugging a small speaker in for a post beep work?

Again, thank you so much for your help.
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February 19, 2014 7:59:41 PM

Not a problem,

Warranty-wise if you contact the people you actually bought the board off they're obligated to pay for you to send it back to them and inspect the board themselves or send it to the OE Manufacturer. Which in your case is ASUS. I had just sent my network adapter back to pccasegear.com and they paid for the delivery back to them and recharged my account the $50 or so dollars. It should not be too hard for you to send it back.

As for other ways of getting to check your motherboard, if you don't have a voltage tester I would recommend unplugging the ATX cable and CPU cable and re-plug them in. Try it? You never know.
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February 23, 2014 2:52:10 PM

I think I might have found the problem.... which might be terrible. Somehow when I was putting it together I spaced out and used the wrong screws instead of the standoffs to install it into the case. I was being extremely careful and paranoid so somehow I just overlooked this key part. I've powered it on numerous times... I'm assuming I must have fried the board. With this in mind, is there any danger that I damaged other components of my computer as well?

I'm not getting any POST beeps or any beeps at all really.

Thanks again in advance for your help.
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