Asus K8N-E Deluxe -- Mobo
ATI Radeon All in Wonder x800xt -- video card
Corsairs XMS 2 sticks of 512MB (total 1GB) --RAM
Antec TrueControl 550W -- Power supply
This is the first computer I've built. I put it together and it was running fine but I never attached the front USB cables to the motherboard -- I didn't know how. SO about 3 days ago, I decided to go in and try to hook those up and rewire the power cables so it was neater in the case.
I rewired the cables and hooked everything back up. Since I didn't know what to do with the USB cables, I just started plugging them into USB 5, 6 (something like that). I also plugged the 1-hole plugs labeled "Ground 1" and "Ground 2" into pretty much random places. For instance, I removed some jumpers (didn't know they were jumpers until an hour ago) and plugged them in there. However, I never turned the power on (power cord was removed from the back) because I was scared it might mess something up. Finally I just unplugged the Ground 1 and 2 cables and just left the the larger cable in the USB 5, 6 spot. When I went to turn my computer on, all the fans started up (CPU and chassis fans), there were whirring sounds, the lights on the front of the case lit up and the HDD lights were flashing but the screen remained black.
I swapped out the video card with another one, tried 2 other monitors (another flat screen with DVI and then a CRT with VGA), took the MB out and placed it on the anti-static? bag it came in with only RAM, video card, and CPU & fan left on it -- all with the same blank screen.
The monitor blinks green. Only starts displaying "No Signal Input" when I unplug the cable from the video card. Also, there is no beeping at start up.
I'm leaning towards the MB being the source of the problem. My questions are: 1) Did my fiddling with jumpers, attaching things where they shouldn't be (even though I never turned the power on) mess the MB up? 2) Should I bring the MB in to a computer repair shop and have them take a look at it or should I just RMA it?
Also any thoughts about this will be helpful! Thanks!!
Edited by Joyce W., 17 May 2005 - 09:46 PM.