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Strange problem with new system


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Slave laborer

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I am helping a friend of mine put together a top-of-the-line $2000 system. He bought 3 20" LCD monitors along with 2 Radeon X1800 GTO PCI-E cards, 200GB SATA HD, 2GB PC-3200 RAM, 16x DVD+-RW, DVD-ROM, AMD 64 Dual core 4400+, Aspire 680W PSU all wrapped in a Lan Party NF4 SLI Expert mobo. Now when I start it up (all cords are plugged in. I checked several times) the fans on the computer start as well as on the cpu fan, but nothing else starts. I hear no familiar hard drive beeps or spinning and the DVD drives will not open when I press the buttons to open. Lastly, the screen displays nothing. I tried using the composite and dvi cables and switching the settings on the monitor accordingly. Nothing. Well I am stumped. Anyone else know if there is some kind of hardware conflict with this setup or am I just a complete n00b? And if I am a complete n00b, be gentle.
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Neo.CDT

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Did u check if everything is connected Inside the computer?
Maybe u forgot to connect them

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The system beep is there to tell you that all the hardware is recoginized and working. Unless you have no system speaker no beep means the computer is stopping because it does not recoginize something in the hardware.

Try stripping the computer down to MB, CPU, one stick of memory, one video card, and the HD, and see if it will boot to the bios. You should get there. If it still does not boot try replacing the hardware one at a time. If possible try using a IDE hard drive to see if it will boot. The fans starting is telling me the PS, power switch and MB/cpu is working. If nothing still works it is time to start replacing parts.

Unfortunately, without a computer shop with many parts to try, you are stuck trying to find out what piece of hardware is not working by returning them and getting replacements.

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