P7p55d vga LED stays on won't boot
CPU and memory lights flash then vga led stays on...no beeps will not post
evilbob206 said:Were you ever able to get you problem fixed? I am having the same issue. New build, (P7P55D deluxe, i5 3.2GHz, Radeon HD7550, 650W PSU). CPU and Mem LEDs cycle just fine but VGA LED hangs with no POST. Tried reseating VGA card, tried a different PCI-E VGA card with no luck.
I have the same problem... p7p55d deluxe and i5 3.2 ghz... it's stops at vga led...
Having the exact problem as the aforementioned except for the fact i had the system running 30 minutes ago!!!!!
i bought the p7p55d mobo and intel i5 650 lga 1156 cpu brand new and put it all together with my nvidia gforce card and a brand new stick of 4 gb ram. video card is tested on other pcs and works. No post message but fans and lights on mobo working. take it to the geek squad and they say the bios needs to be flashed. so we do that. it works. re install windows because i forgot my admin password.... (yeah i know)... everything is working fine. now im back on windows everything is installed and working fine. I walk out of room for 30 minutes, come back and moniter is black. nothings working but the fans are still running on mobo. restart the computer and i get the same symptoms as you all have been getting. cpu Led and Mem OK lights flash back and forth for 1 sec intervals, and then vga light stays. no post message. someone help. I am so frustrated right now i could just kill myself.
Work systematically through our standard checklist and troubleshooting thread:
I mean work through, not just read over it. We spent a lot of time on this. It should find most of the problems.
If not, continue.
I have tested the following beep patterns on Gigabyte, eVGA, and ECS motherboards. Other BIOS' may be different.
Breadboard - that will help isolate any kind of case problem you might have.
Breadboard with just motherboard, CPU & HSF, case speaker, and PSU.
Make sure you plug the CPU power cable in. The system will not boot without it.
I always breadboard a new build. It takes only a few minutes, and you know you are putting good parts in the case once you are finished.
You can turn on the PC by momentarily shorting the two pins that the case power switch goes to. You should hear a series of long, single beeps indicating memory problems. Silence indicates a problem with (in most likely order) the PSU, motherboard, or CPU. Remember, at this time, you do not have a graphics card installed so the load on your PSU will be reduced.
If no beeps:
Running fans and drives and motherboard LED's do not necessarily indicate a good PSU. In the absence of a single short beep, they also do not indicate that the system is booting.
At this point, you can sort of check the PSU. Try to borrow a known good PSU of around 550 - 600 watts. That will power just about any system with a single GPU. If you cannot do that, use a DMM to measure the voltages. Measure between the colored wires and either chassis ground or the black wires. Yellow wires should be 12 volts. Red wires: +5 volts, orange wires: +3.3 volts, blue wire : -12 volts, violet wire: 5 volts always on. Tolerances are +/- 5% except for the -12 volts which is +/- 10%.
The gray wire is really important. It should go from 0 to +5 volts when you turn the PSU on with the case switch. CPU needs this signal to boot.
You can turn on the PSU by completely disconnecting the PSU and using a paperclip or jumper wire to short the green wire to one of the neighboring black wires.
A way that might be easier is to use the main power plug. Working from the back of the plug where the wires come out, use a bare paperclip to short between the green wire and one of the neighboring black wires. That will do the same thing with an installed PSU. It is also an easy way to bypass a questionable case power switch.
This checks the PSU under no load conditions, so it is not completely reliable. But if it can not pass this, it is dead. Then repeat the checks with the PSU plugged into the computer to put a load on the PSU.
If the system beeps:
If it looks like the PSU is good, install a memory stick. Boot. Beep pattern should change to one long and several short beeps indicating a missing graphics card.
Silence, long single beeps, or series of short beeps indicate a problem with the memory. If you get short beeps verify that the memory is in the appropriate motherboard slots.
Insert the video card and connect any necessary PCIe power connectors. Boot. At this point, the system should POST successfully (a single short beep). Notice that you do not need keyboard, mouse, monitor, or drives to successfully POST.
At this point, if the system doesn't work, it's either the video card or an inadequate PSU. Or rarely - the motherboard's PCIe interface.
Now start connecting the rest of the devices starting with the monitor, then keyboard and mouse, then the rest of the devices, testing after each step. It's possible that you can pass the POST with a defective video card. The POST routines can only check the video interface. It cannot check the internal parts of the video card.