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Problems with PC Overhaul *** ASRock H61M-GE****

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July 29, 2012 8:04:11 PM

Howdy!

So my family has had this computer, a 2003 HP Pavilion 754n, and one day the PSU decided to give out. I could have just swapped the PSU but the computer was horribly outdated so I decided to completely upgrade it. This list of parts I bought are as follows:

- ASRock H61M-GE LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

- Seagate ST3250310CS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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- Diablotek PHD Series PHD380M 380W Micro ATX Power Supply
Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is my first time upgrading/building a PC, and all the parts seemed compatible with each other according to my research.

I carefully installed everything and upon the first boot, the fans and hard drive began to spin. However I had no video signal whatsoever, not with VGA, DVI, or HDMI. I tried several monitors to no avail. I even tried with a PCI-e graphics card but got the same result. Flash drives and everything plugged into the mobos inputs do not light up, only a PS2 mouse that I had laying around.

Additionally I did some reading on motherboards not sending video signal and came across this thread:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-postin...

I followed all steps applicable to my situation but still the same problem persists.

I'm thinking that the motherboard is defective, but before sending it back and having to wait a week or two to receive it I want to make sure I'm not missing anything.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!

P.S. Heres a picture of the build if it helps any:

http://zookphotography.org/downloads/image.php?id=build...
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August 4, 2012 2:19:08 AM

It may very well be a defective board, since the motherboard contains the majority of the components of the system. Try 'bread boarding' it. Take it out of the case and set it on some insulated surface like the box or pad it came with. Connect the monitor to the onboard video. Remove everything (including graphic card) from the board except the CPU and heatsync, 1 stick of RAM. Connect the PSU's 24 pin and 4/8 pin CPU power connector to the board. Power up the PSU. Short the two F_Panel pins that the PWR SW. would plug into to start the system. The system should be able to boot to BIOS. If you get no display, it is either the board or the CPU. Most likely the board. To shut down, either keep those 2 pins shorted until the system stops or turn off the PSU.
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