Finally, today, I made the leap of faith and powered it up . . . . Only to find that I have no video whatsoever!
My monitor shows acts as though there's nothing connected to it, even though everything seems to work find with the build. The fans power on, even the optical drive opens and closes without a problem. The only problem, seems to be that there's no video.
I have the Asrock z68 Extreme4 motherboard, and it's showing an A3 error code, which means "IDE Enabled." I've scoured the internet for hours on end and asked my experienced friends about it, and it appears no one has the answer as to how to fix this problem. I've seen several other people have this issue, but no one seems to have the answer.
I was wondering if anyone here has experience with this, or could offer their help with solving this problem. And when this problem is solved I hope we can help anyone else who runs into this issue later on, since I've yet to find others during my internet searches!
Fixes I've attempted:
Removed the video card I had.
Disconnected all optical and hdd drives.
Connected my monitor to every port on the Motherboard, and video card (not at the same time of course).
Connected my optical drive to a different SATA connection on my motherboard.
Even disconnected ALL external peripherals.
None of those worked.
Does anyone have a clue as to what is causing this, and how to fix it? Thanks again, for everyone's continued patience with all my questions during this project!