Accidentally hit CLR CMOS while trying to plug in HDMI

Elife Full Tower Series
- Fans: 68.54 CFM Scythe 120mm Fans (Quiet + Performance)
- Processor Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
- Processor Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 - Air Cooling
- Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 560 1G Total GDDR5

- Memory: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 MHz (4 x 4GB) Memory
- Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4

- Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX Series 750 Watt
- Harddrive: 1TB Western Digital Black - SATA 3.0, 32MB Cache,7200 RPM HDD
- Optical Drive: 12X Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)
- Audio: 7.1 Channel High Definition Surround Sound
- Media Card Reader: Scythe Black KAMA 45-in-1 Media Card Reader
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

- Overclocking: No


While trying to plug in a HDMI cable to the top of the computer, because the one on the graphics card is not accessible because the case is in the way partially, the end of the cable hit a but that said clr CMOS and now my computer wont get any display from my monitor even with the blue cable head. I want to know how I can fix this so I can use my asap computer without sending it all the way back or voiding my warranty(http://www.elifepc.com/support_warranty_information.asp).

My computer was working fine before. I took the HDMI cable out to use my xbox360 on my monitor and I have taken it out and plugged it back in before and it was fine.

I have called the company and emailed but for some reason i get a message saying they are closed
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  1. The manual said
    Primary Graphics Adapter
    This allows you to select [Onboard], [PCI] or [PCI Express] as the boot
    graphic adapter priority. The default value is [PCI Express].

    Try the DVI, HDMI port on the 560 first, if that didn't work, remove the 560 and try the onboard one.
  2. but wont messing with the parts void my warranty

    and the dvi cable is the smaller one and the graphics card has the bigger ports and the hdmi port is partially obstructed by the case
  3. How was it setup when you first got your pc, the hdmi or the dvi on the 560? or just the hdmi on the motherboard?

    and the dvi cable is the smaller one
    What is a smaller dvi cable?
  4. Full Back


    DVI, HDMI port, and clr CMOS - my DVI cable fits the port on the right


    Graphics Card - cant fit anything into these ports
  5. "It is your responsibility to know how to safely work with the hardware you are replacing, and if you do not have that knowledge or experience, you should not attempt to swap out a part on your own."

    Straight from http://www.elifepc.com/support_warranty_information.asp

    "To enter BIOS setup, please press "F2" repeatedly right after you turn on the computer until system goes into BIOS setup."

    http://www.asrock.com/support/faq.asp?k=key+bios
  6. i bought an hdmi to dvi cable the other cable i had was a vga which someone told me was a dvi

    snd the problem is fixed so now im hooked up directly to my graphics card
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