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Help building first computer and won't display


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JRex

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Hi,

Need help, I have done it twice. plugging and unplugging all the wires. I am building my first computer and the monitor displays (No signal). There is a internal speaker which I cannot figure out where to plug. Maybe then I will here the beeps.

ABIT SG-95 scoket 775 Motherboard
Intel Celeron 360 3.46Ghz


Thanks for any help,
John
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Hemal

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are you running a seperate video card, can you give us a list of the other parts and what else are you experiencing?-- im guessing the computer is running but you are just not seeing any image on the screen?
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this is the first time I'm booting up the computer...so there is no working computer.

There is a CD driver, 3 1/2 floppy, Old hard drive. Nothing else ( no video card).

I have tried to reset the cmos (following the New building problems?, what to do now?) unplugged everything, just run the MB, then just the MB and hard drive. There has not even been BIOS beep codes.

The fans kick on, but no beeps, nothing on the screen.

Am I just missing something or did I fry the MB?

Thanks for the help.
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did you check to make sure the parts on the heatsink are securely fastened? does the fan on the heatsink turn on? also any lights on the motherboard indicating power? do the drives spin on the optical drives and the harddisks?
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The CD drive works, HD doesn't seem to do anything, tried another HD, same thing. All HD are 5-10 yrs old. No lights on the MB. heatsink and fan working fine, checked.
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All HD are 5-10 yrs old.


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Yes. I have 4 hard drives.

2 - 1996
1 - 1998
1 - 2000

Guess I need a new HD to make this thing work?
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Took this to local computer shop, they said MB was dead.

But once I get a new MB, should I start with a new HD?

Thanks,
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If you need a new motherboard I suggest updating everything (meaning ram and processor, the hard drive should be fine). Investing in 5 year old technology doesn't get you anywhere.
James

Edited by james_8970, 16 May 2007 - 03:56 PM.

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