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Wolfmeister1010
08-21-2014, 11:14 PM
I am not sure if this is the perfect place to put this..and I am kinda ashamed that my first thread here is a cry for help, but I really need help lol. Mods, please put this thread anywhere you think it would better fit!

I just built my first PC rig, and once I was basically done I hooked it up to an HDMI cable to my monitor and connected the Corsair CX750 power supply to an outlet.

However, when I pressed the power on button, nothing happened.

I tried taking out all the plugs from the power supply that go into the Gigabyte
GA-Z87-DS3H motherboard and re plugging them in. Then I did the paper clip test to see if the power supply worked. It did. But, when I re plugged the 24 socket plug back into the motherboard and pressed the power button, nothing happened again.

Does anyone have any ideas on what to do? Does it mean that my motherboard is fried?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bvlz-DMIMAAhTm6.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bvl0ctRIIAAGEeH.jpg
Is that the cord that connects the case to the Mobo? In the tutorial it never said to worry about that.^
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bvl0ejgIAAEejYm.jpg
^Didnt have any parts that go in there..there is a power on/off charge slot in the motherboard that I don't have anything in, if you can see it. Is that the issue?


Here is also a link of a support thread I had opened just in case your questions have already been answered by me..I am too lazy to paste everything here!

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/....html#14009615

Sushiglutton
08-21-2014, 11:32 PM
Your pics and link are not working.

Googled a bit. Have you seen this: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems ?

Also if it's the time I think in Soviet Russia maybe get some sleep and try tomorrow :). Usually easier to deal with stuff like this when you're rested!

guardian_titan
08-21-2014, 11:42 PM
If you built the computer yourself, are you sure the cables going to the power switch are hooked up to where they're supposed to go? If your motherboard has a green light on it, it should be fine. Yellow or red means the board is fried. The "fried" color varies by motherboard manufacturer and should be in the motherboard book. Typically the "I'm okay" color is green, though. Everything else is either a warning or "I'm dead". Your motherboard book will also tell you where all the cables go ... or should anyway. Make sure they're all plugged in properly. If one's not plugged in properly or in the wrong spot, the computer may not start. The ones concerning audio, etc at the very bottom of the board are a pain in the rear unless you got one of the adapters that lets you plug the cords into that first and then into the slot. If I recall, the power button cable also connects to that area. Not all motherboards come with the little adapter piece unfortunately. Not sure what the actual name of it is, though.

I've built a few computers myself and my latest one I can't figure out how to get both of my front USB ports working. The book for my CPU case says one thing and my motherboard book says another. I just gave up. I have like 8 in the back anyway and one in the front that does work.

Best bet is to just keep up with the Tom's Hardware thread. I often find myself on that site for advice myself. They'll point you in the right direction.

Wolfmeister1010
08-21-2014, 11:51 PM
Your pics and link are not working.

Googled a bit. Have you seen this: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/261145-31-perform-steps-posting-post-boot-video-problems ?

Also if it's the time I think in Soviet Russia maybe get some sleep and try tomorrow :). Usually easier to deal with stuff like this when you're rested!

I'm in america

And thanks so much for that link. I will look into that


If you built the computer yourself, are you sure the cables going to the power switch are hooked up to where they're supposed to go? If your motherboard has a green light on it, it should be fine. Yellow or red means the board is fried. The "fried" color varies by motherboard manufacturer and should be in the motherboard book. Typically the "I'm okay" color is green, though. Everything else is either a warning or "I'm dead". Your motherboard book will also tell you where all the cables go ... or should anyway. Make sure they're all plugged in properly. If one's not plugged in properly or in the wrong spot, the computer may not start. The ones concerning audio, etc at the very bottom of the board are a pain in the rear unless you got one of the adapters that lets you plug the cords into that first and then into the slot. If I recall, the power button cable also connects to that area. Not all motherboards come with the little adapter piece unfortunately. Not sure what the actual name of it is, though.

I've built a few computers myself and my latest one I can't figure out how to get both of my front USB ports working. The book for my CPU case says one thing and my motherboard book says another. I just gave up. I have like 8 in the back anyway and one in the front that does work.

Best bet is to just keep up with the Tom's Hardware thread. I often find myself on that site for advice myself. They'll point you in the right direction.

I cannot see a light because there is no power going to it. That is what I am trying to fix.

pacmanate
08-22-2014, 12:01 AM
Weird, I thought this was the console forums!

Wolfmeister1010
08-22-2014, 04:06 AM
Hey guys! I fixed everything, now it turn on but there is no signal to TV from HDMI cord.

I wonder if I need to hook it up to a PC monitor first and then download all the drivers for the video card and whatnot before connecting it to a tv screen.

Or just do what this guy says: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...8-2a4b10e90ccf

YazX_
08-22-2014, 10:40 AM
Hey guys! I fixed everything, now it turn on but there is no signal to TV from HDMI cord.

I wonder if I need to hook it up to a PC monitor first and then download all the drivers for the video card and whatnot before connecting it to a tv screen.

Or just do what this guy says: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...8-2a4b10e90ccf

turns on doesnt mean its working, you should hear constant beeps (check motherboard manual) if something is wrong, usually when you turn on your PC it should beep once and thats it, if it beeps constantly or more than once, then something is wrong, check motherboard manual to check types of beeps. if you cannot hear any beeps then you didnt hook the Case Speaker cable header to your MB.

now if it beeps once and everything is working fine, i dont know whats your CPU nor GPU since you havent listed them, but your CPU is either i5/i7 (most common ones) haswell according to the chipset on your MB, then it should give an output from HDMI port on your motherboard without any drivers UNLESS if there is a jumper on the motherboard that disables iGPU which is unlikely, check out motherboard manual for details.

playlisting
08-22-2014, 10:53 PM
I've only read the posts here briefly, so sorry if I repeat anything.

If it turns on and you have no picture on the screen, remove your GPU and plug the HDMI cable into the motherboard. If there's a picture, you've found the issue, and you should return the GPU and ask for a refund.

If not, when you press the power button and nothing happens (not even a beep) then look at your motherboard. There should be a light on it. If it's green it means the motherboard is fine and working, if it's red then the motherboards broken. Return it, and get a replacement. I learned this the hard way sadly.

Also when building a PC, wear an anti-static wristband. Very cheap, very useful.

Lastly, make use of those cable management holes!