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November 17, 2012 5:00:01 PM

I owned the P8Z77-V for less than a week, and it won't turn on a display.
A red LED light is indicating it has to do something with the CPU. What should I do?

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November 17, 2012 5:35:08 PM

Sorry to bump this...
a b V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 5:38:31 PM

Can you list your specs? Is the CPU power cable connected?
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November 17, 2012 5:46:59 PM

cmichael138 said:
Can you list your specs? Is the CPU power cable connected?


CPU: 3570k
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V
RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
HDD: Western Digital Black 1TB
PSU: Corsair HX750
Optical Drive: Asus 24x
Case: Corsair 500r
November 17, 2012 6:20:35 PM

Sorry to be like this, but I really need help.
a b V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 6:25:56 PM

Thanks
Is the CPU power cable connected? Are fans running and can you hear the HD spinning?



November 17, 2012 6:29:52 PM

cmichael138 said:
Thanks
Is the CPU power cable connected? Are fans running and can you hear the HD spinning?

Power cable is connected.
Yes, I hear the case fans and also the hard drive.
a b V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 6:36:44 PM

Don't suppose you have an extra PCI-E graphics card handy to try? Have you connected monitor to VGA and DVI ports to see if either work? Have you tried reseating the CPU?
November 17, 2012 6:41:37 PM

cmichael138 said:
Don't suppose you have an extra PCI-E graphics card handy to try? Have you connected monitor to VGA and DVI ports to see if either work? Have you tried reseating the CPU?


I've tried the VGA and DVI ports (testing two of each). I'm not too sure what you mean by reseating the CPU.
a b V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 6:42:12 PM

Also try with one stick of RAM and alternate them.
November 17, 2012 6:51:05 PM

cmichael138 said:
Also try with one stick of RAM and alternate them.


Done that. Every time through each test is that I get a red LED.
a b V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 6:53:27 PM

"I'm not too sure what you mean by reseating the CPU. "

Just means reinstalling. If I'm not mistaken, you can flash the BIOS via USB with a thumb drive, without having to access the BIOS on screen. Do you have your ASUS manual for instructions?
a b V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 6:54:14 PM

brigittebeau said:
Done that. Every time through each test is that I get a red LED.


Is it always the CPU LED?
November 17, 2012 6:55:38 PM

alexoiu said:
Does the CPU fan spin when powering up? Did the system work before?

Yes. I was on it for about 5 hours yesterday.
a c 554 V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 6:56:20 PM

Does the CPU fan spin when powering up? Did the system work before?
November 17, 2012 6:56:37 PM

cmichael138 said:
Is it always the CPU LED?


Yes.
a c 554 V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 6:57:54 PM

Check if the CPU fan does spin
November 17, 2012 6:58:08 PM

alexoiu said:
Check if the CPU fan does spin

It is spinning
a c 554 V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 7:02:04 PM

Then, if the CPU led still red, it's either a motherboard or a CPU issue. I suggest having them tested at a local shop or RMA-ing them both. How did this happen? Have you overclocked? Did you try clearing the CMOS?
November 17, 2012 7:04:48 PM

I took the motherboard out to install the Wifi card... but I saw some sparks when I accidently almost installed the card backwards. I wasn't too sure if I should have the Wifi card on the motherboard and left it out. When I come to boot up my system again, I get a red LED for the CPU.
November 17, 2012 7:07:26 PM

alexoiu said:
Have you overclocked? Did you try clearing the CMOS?

Haven't tried overclocking yet and I cleared the CMOS with the jumpers.
a c 554 V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 7:09:22 PM

Then RMA the board. I would RMA the CPU too.
November 17, 2012 7:14:00 PM

alexoiu said:
Then RMA the board. I would RMA the CPU too.


I got them both at Microcenter.
a c 554 V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 7:17:29 PM

Next time, when you install a component, make sure that the power supply and all LEDs are off. Or better, unplug the power cord.
November 17, 2012 7:18:35 PM

alexoiu said:
Next time, when you install a component, make sure that the power supply and all LEDs are off. Or better, unplug the power cord.


I will always keep that in mind. Thank you for the help.
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