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Just finished new computer- No Signal Display Ati 4870

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July 29, 2008 6:07:38 PM

Gigabyte GA-X48-DS4
E8400 1.550
Powercooler HD 4870 2100 SEK
Samsung 203N
Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB
Crucial DDR2 BallistiX TRACER 4GB
Xigmatek HDT-s1283
Samsung t220
Corsair 750TX Power Supply
Windows Vista 64 bit

I have the Ati 4870 and it just displays No Signal on my 22" T220 Monitor... I have tried using a different pCI slot, I have tried taking the ram out, I have tried pretty much removing everything and putting back on...I just keep getting the same error on the display...

The fans and lights turn on...Their are 3 red lights that turn on on the card itself...I don't know if they should be red or green but yeah.

Any suggestions? I am ready to smash this thing with a hammer =\

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July 29, 2008 6:08:08 PM

I am a noob on building but I'm pretty sure I put everything together correctly.
July 29, 2008 6:15:53 PM

I have tested 2 different monitors, I have tested VGA and DVI. I haven't reset motherboard because the battery won't come loose so I can't...
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July 29, 2008 6:22:50 PM

Happened to me with one of my builds. Once i unplugged the moniter from my DVI/VGA adaptor and put everything back in, it worked again.

Don't know about the red lights though...I'll check when I get of work (although someone will beat me to it.).
July 29, 2008 6:27:46 PM

I have tried it several times...I will test it out again...

July 29, 2008 6:36:10 PM

D1601 - Red LED On, shows critical temperature fault

D1602 - Red LED On, shows External power connector A was removed

D1603 - Red LED On, shows External power connector B was removed

D601 - Red LED On, shows critical Core power fault

I found this...

Doesn't make sense to me though.
July 29, 2008 6:48:20 PM

Do you have the two 6 pin power connectors plugged into the 4870? The LEDs are indicating that it's not getting the power it needs.
July 29, 2008 6:57:30 PM

Yeah I have two 6 pin power connectors plugged in. I have tested 4 different ones and it does nothing. I just took the board battery out for 5 minutes and put it back in and that did nothing. I took out the ram and tested ram in all different spots, I pulled cables out and put them back in...Nothing will get these 3 red lights to go away...I have a 750Watt power supply it should be enough!

I'm running out of ideas.
July 29, 2008 7:11:34 PM

No onboard. What is reseeding?
July 29, 2008 7:18:15 PM

Yeah I have tested it out on both PCI slots...But I have not blown on the slot..I will test that I'm getting pretty annoyed.. =\
July 29, 2008 7:23:08 PM

No hair! Could it be that the fan is running to slow because I just looked at it and it's running at a ridiculously slow speed...I've heard they do that stock but I mean this is pretty damn slow. Maybe it thinks it will overheat so it doesn't want to start. Thing is, there is no way I can change this since I can't get a display...
July 29, 2008 7:27:21 PM

Thing is I just moved out of country 5 months ago and I know nobody here that has an extra PCI card..Well two but both are vacation for the next 3 weeks... I'm really thinking it could be the fan speed but then again, are they all set to be this slow? how do other people boot them up?
July 29, 2008 7:28:29 PM

Either the card or maybe my PSU is faulty? I did ride my bike with it in my backpack from the post office in a box...But that shouldn't harm it or?
July 29, 2008 7:33:46 PM

Yeah I actually built this thing in my underwear on a wooden table...However I did not have my pSu connected at the time...It was basically just the case itself right out of the box that I used to ground.. lol ..But then again I didn't touch any clothes or couch or basically anything that would give me any energy. Do you think it's screwed?
July 29, 2008 7:42:26 PM

I will have to do that tomorrow after work. I have to go to bed now...Will you be on tomorrow?
July 29, 2008 7:44:26 PM

Stupid question here, have you plugged in the 4/8pin power cable for the CPU, it should be somewhere near the CPU socket....
July 29, 2008 7:46:17 PM

LoL.....Power cable for CPU? I don't remember doing that...I will go check...If this is the problem I will never return to these forums :p 
July 29, 2008 7:48:47 PM

thats pretty common mistake and easy to make. :p 
July 29, 2008 7:52:16 PM

Ok well I'm kind of confused because do you mean under the CPU fan? Because I can't take the CPU fan off for the life of me, one of the little screw things are stuck...But do i need to take the CPu fan off? Or are you asking if I have the CPU fan hooked up?
July 29, 2008 7:55:04 PM

And it goes somewhere by the CPU?
July 29, 2008 7:55:35 PM

rather big white thing... usually...
July 29, 2008 7:57:27 PM

top right... right next to those vrm heatsinks
July 29, 2008 7:59:43 PM

I have nothing plugged into that lol

But I can't find the plug that goes into that either
July 29, 2008 8:00:12 PM

I figured having him reseed the power connections would eliminate that problem along with a few others.

To avoid future confusion on your posts, please note that the term is "re-seat" not "reseed".
definition: seat - To fix firmly in place - from Old English "gesete"

July 29, 2008 8:00:39 PM

I'd bet thats actually 8 pinner with 4 pins covered by that black plastic cap
July 29, 2008 8:02:21 PM

for Corsair brand power supply it might have been 2x 4pin snap together as a 8pin so you should be able to snap one of the 4pin out and plug it in, i thought corsair has tags on their lines... find one that says "CPU" . o, and you dont really have to do it with only your tidy whity on either :p 
July 29, 2008 8:02:41 PM

bmwm3oz said:
I have nothing plugged into that lol

But I can't find the plug that goes into that either

I knew it lol
just look harder :)  your psu has them for sure
July 29, 2008 8:05:23 PM

correct me if im wrong but its usually on the same rail as the main mobo connector

even if the main mobo connector is 20+4 type then no, do not use that 4 pinn extra.

or did you mean the rails on the PSU, dont know about that, quess it varies
July 29, 2008 8:07:36 PM

Wow I feel like an idiot..I'm getting excited I hope this works...And yes whoever said that it has plastic over it...It does...If you uncover it it turns into a 6 or 8 I will see in a second.
July 29, 2008 8:10:42 PM

ya that line should have a tag for "CPU power" my Corsair supply has the same thing so i can only assume, gl. next time read the instruction book, it does work for some ;) 
July 29, 2008 8:13:12 PM

You guys I think I got the only PSU or board without that piece I mean I literally can't find it. The only things left are Sata plug-ins and PCI-E
July 29, 2008 8:14:56 PM

Connected to the PSU right?
July 29, 2008 8:17:54 PM

omm... yes. :/ 
July 29, 2008 8:19:14 PM


I love you people SO OOO MUCH
July 29, 2008 8:20:23 PM

:D  so you got it working?
July 29, 2008 8:20:35 PM

I am the biggest noob on the forums I will give you guys that but least I'm learning =P I just turned that sucker on and the red lights came on for a split second and my head started spinning and then BOOM they turned off and the monitor turned on! Thank you so much you have no idea....

July 29, 2008 8:21:49 PM

Thanks kevinmcg, Kari, gaiden! I am going to go play now =P

July 29, 2008 8:22:42 PM

Have fun! :) 
July 29, 2008 8:37:51 PM

bmwm3oz said:
I have nothing plugged into that lol

But I can't find the plug that goes into that either

Your power supply has an EPS12V connector - 8 pins
Your motherboard will accept either an 8 pin or a 4 pin CPU power connector, just take the rubber cover off the socket to expose the other 4 pin sockets, its a keyed connection, only fits one way.
The 8 pin connector is designed to also be converted to 2x4pin, for those motherboards that only have a 4 pin connector.