So I built my first PC, fired it up, and I saw the lovely BIOS screen. I was planning on installing an OS via USB, so I went to change the boot order. No USB option, so I just switched DVD drive to #1 and HDD to #2. I saved changes.
It asked me to insert the media, but I didn't have it at the time so I simply powered down. The next time I turned on my PC... no visual!
The monitor says "no signal", and it recognizes a cable disconnect when I unplug the VGA.
I went in and made sure the VC was secure, and it was. My Z77 Pro4-M mobo has HD audio right beneath the PCIE slot I need to use for my VC, but it still fits snugly. Everything is plugged in and powered.
My question is, how the hell do I have video one day and suddenly not the next on a new PC???
Nope. I just get the "no signal" when the monitor first detects power, then the monitor light turns from blue to orange and the screen goes black like when it hibernates or is still powered on after the PC is shut off.
Well being that it booted with the VC removed and using the onboard, it very well could be a bad card. Check to make sure there are no odd BIOS settings, perhaps do a restore to default, and try again.
Failing that, try flipping the BIOS switch on the VC to see if that does anything.