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HELP?? VGA LED is red on startup (ASUS m5a97 PRO)

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July 31, 2012 7:26:31 AM

The other day i was trying to sort out my front fan afer realising it was disabled and i plugged a PCI-E plug into the wrong socket and short circtuited my motherboard, leaving part of my motherboard burnt, which i have replcaced.

Original specs:

8GB Kingston ddr3 RAM
AMD Athlon II 1050T 6 core @ 2.7Ghz
ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Graphics card - 1 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM
700W power supply
1TB HDD
Asus m5a97 PRO motherboard


Specs now, problem persists:

8gb Kingston DDR3 RAM (unchanged)
Amd Bulldozer FX 6100T 6 core @ 3.2Ghz (Changed)
Asus GTX 560 Direct CU II (Changed)
700W power supply (unchanged)
1TB HDD (unchanged)
Asus m5a97 PRO motherboard (changed)


I am at a complete loss! What do i do? I just want to be back on my computer ASAP. This computer was working for 4 months before my stupidity took it's toll :pfff: 
July 31, 2012 7:46:31 AM

ok, there were three pins on my motherboard

1 2 3

the socket was covering 1 and 2, so i moved it onto 2 and 3.

The VGA LED light has turned off, hooray, but, however now the CPU LED light has turned on.

Is this because my motherboard's BIOS settings do not support bulldozer fx 6100?

I feel like i'm making progress, thank you very much for your help thus far :love: 
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July 31, 2012 7:49:26 AM

can you enter the bios though?
July 31, 2012 7:52:23 AM

DANWIN said:
can you enter the bios though?




no, there is still no display on screen..

update: I have switched out the FX 6100 for my old cpu to no avail, still CPU LED on startup.

this problem is so bizzare.
July 31, 2012 7:52:40 AM

WAIT
did you put the cmos back to the original postition?
July 31, 2012 7:54:03 AM

DANWIN said:
WAIT
did you put the cmos back to the original postition?


no, will do that
July 31, 2012 7:57:50 AM

done, cpu led problem still persists! VGA led appears solved
July 31, 2012 8:03:49 AM

when you turn on the rig does the cpu fan go really fast?
July 31, 2012 8:05:10 AM

DANWIN said:
when you turn on the rig does the cpu fan go really fast?



yes it instantly starts spinning quite fast
July 31, 2012 8:07:37 AM

unplug your two power cords on you mobo (top + left) then wait a minute then plug back in s c if that works
July 31, 2012 8:14:33 AM

DANWIN said:
unplug your two power cords on you mobo (top + left) then wait a minute then plug back in s c if that works


did not work :/ 
July 31, 2012 8:18:23 AM

this might sound drastic but if you really want to fix your computer i need to know a few more things. could you possible remove your cpu for me and check if it is burnt?
July 31, 2012 8:27:01 AM

DANWIN said:
this might sound drastic but if you really want to fix your computer i need to know a few more things. could you possible remove your cpu for me and check if it is burnt?


i did that, also i switched the ram around and now the VGA LED is back, but no CPU LED........

also my Boot device LED is now red... -.-

cpu is not burnt
July 31, 2012 8:31:28 AM

reset the cmos one more time, check your graphics card, and could you take pics?
July 31, 2012 8:35:25 AM

DANWIN said:
reset the cmos one more time, check your graphics card, and could you take pics?



when i reset the cmos, i start up with it on 2 and 3 (pins as mentioned earlier) which is AFTER moving them i have NO led lights and a black screen, but when i put it back on to 1 and 2 the VGA LED and Boot Device LED are active.
July 31, 2012 8:37:52 AM

do you power on while it is at 2 3 then turning off just to put it back at 1 2?
July 31, 2012 8:41:52 AM

DANWIN said:
do you power on while it is at 2 3 then turning off just to put it back at 1 2?



yes, should i be taking it off while its on?
July 31, 2012 8:51:30 AM



this is on my GPU. not sure what it means.





This is what my rig currently looks like with the CMOS on slot 1 and 2 (No red lights, woop! however the monitor is still F**ked) -- yes it is somewhat messy =p
July 31, 2012 8:52:45 AM

thought size might be necessary as you can see smaller details
July 31, 2012 8:54:39 AM

i see one VERY COMMON MISTAKE plug your power back into your gpu your missing one plug in it AND PLEASE CLEAN IT looks like a rats nest lololololol
July 31, 2012 8:55:52 AM

DANWIN said:
i see one VERY COMMON MISTAKE plug your power back into your gpu your missing one plug in it AND PLEASE CLEAN IT looks like a rats nest lololololol



what plug am i missing :s? i used it before like this with a different card.. what do i need to plug in?
July 31, 2012 8:57:25 AM

grapic card card look on the bottom picture your missing one plug not enough power feeding it very common to miss it. it's going to work i promise
July 31, 2012 8:59:25 AM

DANWIN said:
grapic card card look on the bottom picture your missing one plug not enough power feeding it very common to miss it. it's going to work i promise


i feel stupid, but i have no idea what you're talking about! could you download it and highlight what you mean please? loll ..
July 31, 2012 9:12:13 AM

July 31, 2012 9:28:06 AM

problem solved ain't it? remember to click solved and make me the best answer bra i need ranks
July 31, 2012 9:29:20 AM

and the first picture it means you don't have your power in you can see it at the right lol
July 31, 2012 9:29:33 AM

DANWIN said:
and the first picture it means you don't have your power in you can see it at the right lol


so do i need to plug another PCI-E lead into the one next to the empty slot?

because i don't think i have another one
July 31, 2012 9:32:32 AM

yeah that kinda powers the thing and i can see one right under the one you plugged in already
July 31, 2012 9:36:51 AM

DANWIN said:
yeah that kinda powers the thing and i can see one right under the one you plugged in already

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA.


i realise now. thanks for all your help!! it's working 100%.

As a guy who passed GCSE and A level CISCO i feel like a complete idiot.


once again, thanks for your one on one help i really appreciate it.
July 31, 2012 9:42:59 AM

No problem mate happy to help
July 31, 2012 12:12:20 PM

DANWIN said:
No problem mate happy to help


there is no way for me to pick best answer because i didnt make it a question, just a topic.

Playing Bf3 on max fps ;]
July 31, 2012 12:37:27 PM

good for you playing skyrim on super ultra 60 fp wanna know my build
!