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I got the computer together but have a bit of a problem


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Intruder_1400

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The computer powers up, fans come on, DVD drives open and close but my monitor power light just flashes.

There are 4 LED lights on the MB that come on. Next to them it says phase LED.

Any idea what I did wrong?

Edited by Intruder_1400, 11 June 2008 - 06:34 PM.

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Did you connect the monitor to the computer? :)

Can you give us a little more information? I would check that the PSU connectors are all in properly. Is there a power connector that needs to go on the graphics card? Have you plugged it in?

Cheers

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Thanks Troy.
Yes I connect the monitor to the computer.
The graphics card has power. The fan is on.
I have tried to removing the heat sink fan and putting it back on.
Tried removing memory and replacing memory.

Not sure what else to do.


Just noticed that the heat sink next to the fan is kind of loose. Is this a possible cause?

Edited by Intruder_1400, 11 June 2008 - 07:47 PM.

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Hi again,

The heatsink next to which fan? No heatsink or fan should be loose at all.

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I think it is called the p 35 heat sink
:) :)
But I am not sure.

I am at a loss as to what to do.
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Here my my system specs

Thermaltake M9 VI1000BNS SECC Steel Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E1681113305

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD502lJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$89.99
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599 - Retail

SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
Item #: N82E16827151171

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail

EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130325
Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy


What I did
I put the machine together according to manufacturers instructions. When I power the machine, all lights and fans work, but nothing apears on my monitor.

I removed the memory and tried installing in different slots one stick at time.
I installed my old graphics card.
I removed and reinstalled the MB.
I checked all connections
I said a more than a few cuss words.

I am pretty sure the memory is not the problem. I am also pretty sure the graphics card is not the problem.
The hard drive is blank si I doubt that is an issue.
The only thing left is the MB and the processor. Is there anyway I can test these or do I just return them and hope for the best?
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Hi just wondering what is your Motherboard? I'm not sure if its compatible with the memory, even if it may fit.

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Soorena,

The motherboard is the Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, as listed above. (You may have missed it!)

It is compatible, as I put these specs together in another thread. :)

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To Intruder,

I would like for you to follow the instructions located here. This is setting up the computer with the minimum necessary to POST. I would then attempt to swap parts as you have done inside the case, but outside (i.e. read the link). If after following the instructions, you are not able to attain a working computer, I would be tempted to RMA the motherboard.

Cheers

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Again thanks for the all helps
I returned the MB by mail to day so it will be a few days before I find anything out
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