just built new computer and no signal from monitor

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#1 Posted by dooby95286 (360 posts) -

hi this was the first time i ever built my own computer before. i powered it on and all the fans came on and the led light turned on. so why is ther no signal from my monitor?

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#2 Posted by Nibroc420 (13571 posts) -

hi this was the first time i ever built my own computer before. i powered it on and all the fans came on and the led light turned on. so why is ther no signal from my monitor?

dooby95286
is it plugged in? is your videocard installed correctly?
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#3 Posted by dooby95286 (360 posts) -
yes. i even took out the video card to make sure it was not that and used the on board graphics.
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#4 Posted by Lockedge (16765 posts) -

hi this was the first time i ever built my own computer before. i powered it on and all the fans came on and the led light turned on. so why is ther no signal from my monitor?

dooby95286
Did you hear your computer post(you might not if you didn't install the mini speaker, I know some mobos don't come with them anymore)? Do you have another monitor or something like it that your computer can plug into? In cases like this it's best to have something to reference check. Were you properly grounded when you built the computer?
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#5 Posted by dooby95286 (360 posts) -
bump plz help
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#6 Posted by --Anna-- (4636 posts) -

yes. i even took out the video card to make sure it was not that and used the on board graphics.dooby95286

Your specs would help..but if it runs o.k. with the on-board..you may need to disable the onboard in the bios.

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#7 Posted by dooby95286 (360 posts) -
the problem is that i have no signal from themonitor its just black. my specs are: ocz gamexstream 700w power supply AMD athlon ii x4 630 processor asus m4A78T-E motherboard antec three hundred case
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#8 Posted by Sledge70 (195 posts) -
A few questions What brand Graphic card are you using? model # What type of LCD? What sort of connection are you using for the screen? Is the monitor set on that type of input for the display type?
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#9 Posted by dooby95286 (360 posts) -
ok well the brand of graphics card is ati radeon hd 3300 video card its the built in graphics what do u mean by lcd? like brand?its acer im using vga. i dont no if my monitor is set to that as i cant see anything on my monitor.
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#10 Posted by Sledge70 (195 posts) -
If you look at the back of the monitor does it have other inputs for cables that you are not using? Or what buttons are on the monitor? -Power -Menu? -Brightness? -Contrast? If you post the monitors model number I can answer all the above questions for you. That number should be on the back side of it.
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#11 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24621 posts) -
Uhm guys, when you get no signal that doesn't mean it's a monitor issue, it usually isn't even a graphics card issue. Go build the pc outside the case on a wooden table of some sort and then try, I am sure it will work. Something is just plugged in wrong.
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#12 Posted by dooby95286 (360 posts) -
If you look at the back of the monitor does it have other inputs for cables that you are not using? Or what buttons are on the monitor? -Power -Menu? -Brightness? -Contrast? If you post the monitors model number I can answer all the above questions for you. That number should be on the back side of it.Sledge70
model number AL1916W A
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#13 Posted by grenadexjumpr (1120 posts) -

Your motherboards standard BIOS don't support that CPU. The socket is correct, but the type of CPU isn't.

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#14 Posted by UltimateGamer95 (4720 posts) -
[QUOTE="Sledge70"]If you look at the back of the monitor does it have other inputs for cables that you are not using? Or what buttons are on the monitor? -Power -Menu? -Brightness? -Contrast? If you post the monitors model number I can answer all the above questions for you. That number should be on the back side of it.dooby95286
model number AL1916W A

make sure you video card is seated properly and is in all the way. Also make sure that your video card is connected to your monitor properly through the use of a DVI or VGA cable. ;)
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#15 Posted by UltimateGamer95 (4720 posts) -

Your motherboards standard BIOS don't support that CPU. The socket is correct, but the type of CPU isn't.

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BIOS 1503 and up should support his CPU. http://usa.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=cf8IZzbU4m6GHKnW&content=specifications
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#17 Posted by grenadexjumpr (1120 posts) -

Should. But I did speak incorrectly, what I meant to say was THAT might be the problem. I know on my first build I had the socket right for the MOBO/CPU combo but the initial BIOS didn't support the CPU. So I used an older CPU to make the initial start.

Just looking at basic specs the Mobo supports Phenom II x4 and Phenom II x3. His is an Athlon, just saying that might be the culprit.

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#18 Posted by Sledge70 (195 posts) -
So yeah, just make sure the monitor is set top output in VGA format. You might have bumped the setting so it is on DVI or something.
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#19 Posted by dared3vil0 (1254 posts) -

Defective DVI/HDMI cable? I spent a WEEK before i found out this was the cause. Embarassing.

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#20 Posted by Giantsfan22 (452 posts) -

Here's a thought. How about the OP thank us for offering all these suggestions. This kind of trouble shooting costs a MINIMUM of $50/hour if you go to a cpu repair place. Also, I believe several people mentioned you need to update your bios so your mobo will recognize your cpu.

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#21 Posted by dared3vil0 (1254 posts) -

Here's a thought. How about the OP thank us for offering all these suggestions. This kind of trouble shooting costs a MINIMUM of $50/hour if you go to a cpu repair place. Also, I believe several people mentioned you need to update your bios so your mobo will recognize your cpu.

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If you don't want to help GTFO? And TBH i don't see many people say thanks.
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#22 Posted by dooby95286 (360 posts) -
im sorry i was trying these suggestions that they were saying thank you for all your help
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#23 Posted by dared3vil0 (1254 posts) -
im sorry i was trying these suggestions that they were saying thank you for all your helpdooby95286
Don't worry buds, Some people expect things. He'd be the one who donated $100,000 to charity simply to get his name in the newspaper, and a pat on the back.
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#24 Posted by gamer082009 (6679 posts) -

hi this was the first time i ever built my own computer before. i powered it on and all the fans came on and the led light turned on. so why is ther no signal from my monitor?

dooby95286

Sometimes the main problem with a computer not posting or showing a picture is because RAM's not compatible or faulty, and the CPU can play a role to . Make sure you're using compatible ram or a popular brand that way you won't have much compatibility problems. Also, for the most part like jiggly said, it's not the monitor it's something not installed correctly or something that's just not done right.

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#25 Posted by zatorys (633 posts) -
check rams make sure u but them right