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the prophet

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i have all the parts i need. they are supposedly compatable. i assembled everything did the wiring and turned it on with out a monitor plugged in. leds fans and everything turned on so i thought success. i plugged in the monitor and turned it on again and the monitor didnt show anything. what could cause this?
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Hi the prophet,
  • Could be a range of things.
  • Dead monitor (plug the monitor into another computer to check)
  • Not plugged in correctly (check connections)
  • VGA card not seated correctly (turn off computer, check graphics card is inserted correctly, if not, remove and reinsert it)
  • Monitor not turned on (turn on monitor)
  • Digital to Analogue connector not working (If you are using the digital port for analogue monitor, use a different adapter)
Is the computer plugged into a graphics card or are you using on-board (motherboard) video.?
Is there any lights on the monitor? Green light? Orange? etc...
You said the fans are spinning, can you heart he hard drives working?
Do you hear any beeps? You should hear one short beep at post.

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Edited by sarahw, 16 August 2007 - 02:11 AM.

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Are you sure you connected everything? Does the Video Card require a PCI-E connector for power, if so is it connected? Did you connect the 4 pin CPU power connector (Yellow+Black wires)? Do you by any chance have another computer you can try the Video Card on?

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i have everything connected and the graphics card felt like it went into place right. im thinking this might be another problem with my power supply. it only had 1 PCI E 6 pin connector the card requires 2 but the card also came with an extra PCI E 6 pin that i have plugged in
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You should stop trying to run your computer until you get a new PSU. You could damage something by underpowering it. What kind of GPU are you trying to run with that Thermaltake? Why are you still trying to boot it up if you know you lack two of the connectors needed?

Edited by Titan8990, 16 August 2007 - 01:51 PM.

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So the PSU came with 1 PCI-Express 6-pin connector and the card came with an adapter to make up the other one? If so, then that should be alright. Can you please post make/model of your components (links to manufacturer's webpage would be good)? Particularly your GPU, PSU, and mobo.
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