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Monitor not coming on, hardware issue?

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February 2, 2011 6:19:34 PM

I have a problem with my newly build computer (well, around 45 days old).

It's worked fine until not without a single problem (couple of BSOD's at first, but they died down). But today, I have a more serious problem and I believe that my motherboard may have because faulty/defect

I went to put a second hard drive in to back up one or two large files I don't need at the moment, just to save space whilst I didn't need them. Powered my PC up; fine, but it wasn't recognising the HDD. I realised I forgot to plug the power into it (silly me), so I shut down and plugged the 4pin molex in and powered my computer. This is when the problem arose, my monitor was NOT coming on at all, not through my GPU, not through my motherboards VGA either. I don't know why this is, but I've had my motherboards battery out for around 20 mins now and I'll be putting it back in shortly to see if it works.

I don't know what may have happened here, only thing I'm assuming is that a capacitor or fuse has possibly blown on the motherboard.

RMA my hardware? I think the RAM may be a bit funny anyway.
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February 2, 2011 6:38:01 PM

No display could also easily be the PSU....; alwasy try that before the mainboard.
February 2, 2011 6:39:23 PM

I've tried taking the GPU out and plugging into VGA which significantly reduces the load, I have no replacement PSU anywhere :/  Computer comes on just no display
February 2, 2011 6:42:37 PM

What I shall do later is try my PSU on an old Athlon XP computer.
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