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May 24, 2012 2:24:46 PM

So I got all my parts and started to watch the videos on newegg to get my build going. I did an external build as requested. I put the CPU and heatsink fan on, then the RAM and the video card. I then attached all the cables from the PSU to the motherboard. I shorted the power to boot everything, the fans all went on but I get no post beep. I've went through the whole checklist for this problem and still no luck. Could my motherboard be DOA?

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a b V Motherboard
May 24, 2012 2:48:41 PM

Have you made sure all the power cables are connected that are needed? Usually there's the motherboards 24pin and then the 4/8pin that people often miss.

My suggestion would be to build everything properly, inside the case (making sure you use the stand-off screws), connect everything up and then power on.

Have you got a speaker connected to the motherboard? Sounds silly, but if you haven't got a motherboard speaker connected, you wont hear anything anyway :)  Motherboard speaker looks like this: http://images.brighthub.com/8d/2/8d2064aaa80504b2674052...
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a c 180 V Motherboard
May 24, 2012 3:25:23 PM

Did you have a monitor connected to the video card to see if you got the bios splash screen? I know there is no OS loaded and in order to get the post beep you should have a hdd attached as well.
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May 24, 2012 3:45:36 PM

I did have a screen attached but no luck with video. My video card has two PCIe slots, I'm going to try plugging both of them in to see if that works. And about the hdd being attached, multiple threads didn't say anything about an hdd being attached while doing the external build.
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a c 180 V Motherboard
May 24, 2012 3:59:19 PM

Your video card has two Pci-e slots ? What is your video card ? The reason I say the HDD being attached is because the bios checks four things and then gives the bios beep code , cpu , ram , video card and HDD , aftyer checking those four things it gives a single post beep signifying that they all passed and now it's ready to load Windows. If any one of those four things do not pass the bios test then it will give a series of beeps telling you which part failed. Lets say for example that the beep code for the ram is four short and three long beeps and if you started up your system without the ram installed you would get four short and three long beeps to let you know that's the reason why the Pc won't boot.
Some cases come with a case speaker and some don't and then you have to buy one like is posted by AdrianPerry and plug it into the motherboard.
It would also be helpful if you posted the components of your build.
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May 24, 2012 4:32:07 PM

Ok I will try it with my hdd attached. Here is my build.

PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Case: Rosewill RANGER Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000

Video Card: XFX HD-685X-ZCFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
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May 24, 2012 5:11:40 PM

I attached the hdd along with the cpu, ram, and video card, but with no luck. Would building it inside the case make a difference? I would think it wouldn't do anything different but I could be wrong. And my 24 pin connector on the psu is missing a pin completely, the slot is empty including the wire that should be going to the psu, I don't know if it is built that way or if it's broken.
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a c 180 V Motherboard
May 24, 2012 8:56:57 PM

If the case has a case speaker then it could help to put it together inside the case so that if there are any boops comong from the bios you would be able to hear them and that could help lead us to the issue. I have two power supplies so I will go check to see if they are also missing a wire like yours.
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May 24, 2012 9:22:21 PM

I made some break through now. I did the build inside the case. I attached the hdd again and the video card to my tv through hdmi. I didn't get a beep but I did get video. It has the make of the processor, motherboard, total memory, hdd, etc.
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a c 180 V Motherboard
May 24, 2012 10:38:22 PM

Do you get to the point on the screen where it's lookng for a boot device? Your case may not have a case speaker and it would be a good idea to pick on up they are only a few bucks and are pretty handy.
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May 24, 2012 11:22:38 PM

I do have the speaker plugged in. It doesn't look for a boot device, nothing happens on the screen it's just the specs.
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a c 180 V Motherboard
May 24, 2012 11:28:56 PM

Try shutting down and removing the video card and pluging the monitor cable into the motherboard connector and see if it goes past the spec's , because in a normal boot it will eventually go to a blinking curser and say that a boot file is missing.
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May 25, 2012 12:03:49 AM

It says under the hdd part: press f11 to go to the boot menu then under that it says BIOS defaults have loaded press f2 or del to run setup or press f1 to continue. I do not have a mouse or keyboard plugged in to do any of that. I can get one if need be. Still no beep also.
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May 25, 2012 12:08:39 AM

Forgot to say that I did take the video card out and plug the monitor cable into the motherboard but nothing changed.
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May 25, 2012 12:14:51 AM

hey have you flipped and tried the power voltage ? :p  i built one like a day ago and that was my problem. try seeing if you can.
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May 25, 2012 12:24:40 AM

xXSirBrianXx said:
hey have you flipped and tried the power voltage ? :p  i built one like a day ago and that was my problem. try seeing if you can.

Please explain flipping and trying the power voltage. Sorry I'm new to this.
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a c 180 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 2:12:47 AM

Well I'm not and I would like to know what flipped and try the power voltage is myself. Flipped what?
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May 25, 2012 3:13:37 PM

I plugged in a keyboard today to see if I could get into the BIOS menu and I did. I still don't get a POST beep or boot screen. So am I able to do anything in the menus to get to the boot screen?
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May 25, 2012 3:38:12 PM

So I pressed f11 to get to the boot menu pressed enter and it failed to read a boot device, which I assume is what I wanted. Please let me know if I'm am ready to install anything.
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a c 180 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 3:39:44 PM

The bios does not have anything that would make you get to the boot screen , you make changes to the factory default settings in the bios. Where the hdd's are listed under the advanced tab you can make sure that the hdd that will hold the OS is listed first in the boot order. But after that hit save and exit. If you are ready to load the OS then put the cd in the dvd drive and start up the computer , it shoud see the disk and start the load process and if you only have one hdd then it will load it on that.
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May 25, 2012 3:53:45 PM

I got the boot screen and POST beep on startup now!
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a c 180 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 4:15:33 PM

Good deal !! Are you loading the OS?
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May 25, 2012 5:02:13 PM

Not yet, I have to get it from someone I know but if I run into a problem loading it I will be sure to post back here. Thank You all for helping me through this.
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a c 180 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 5:19:50 PM

Your welcome.
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May 25, 2012 9:13:02 PM

post pics! Nice work inzone.
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May 25, 2012 9:45:07 PM

Here is the final product! Enjoy and thanks again!














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a c 180 V Motherboard
May 25, 2012 10:24:59 PM

Nice setup and thanks for the pics it's nice to see a finished build once and a while.
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May 29, 2012 5:06:10 PM

enjoy. If you have temperature issues see what you can do with cable management. If all runs cool just enjoy.

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