Help Needed Desperatley.

Discussion in 'CPU, Motherboards and Memory' started by Dx5, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. Dx5

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    Hello! This forum really does look great, from what i have seen all you guys are 100% supporters. I have a problem of my own which needs sufficed.
    I'm currently running on a Epox 4g4a Intel extreme graphics main board with Intel Celeron 2.9ghz skt 478 cpu. I don’t have my hdd or any drives yet, but when i switch my computer on with the vga plugged in shouldn’t bios come up and say no IDE drives detected? My problem is that it does not do that it says on the monitor no signal.
    If some of you guys could help me out i would be really grateful
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Dx5

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    Bump Can somebody please help me :(
     
  3. Anti-Trend

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    Patience, this is a help forum not a chat room. Stuff doesn't often happen in realtime here. :)

    Is this a new build, or was it working before?
     
  4. Dx5

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    A new build.
     
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    Have you ever built a PC before, or is this your first build? Bare with me here, I need to know how much stuff we need to cover.
     
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    My first time.
     
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    OK, did you screw the motherboard spacers into the chassis before you mounted the motherboard, or did you screw the motherboard directly into the chassis? Are all the power connectors connected to the motherboard? Are the front-panel connectors plugged in properly? Is anything causing the motherboard to short out? What make/model is your power supply? If your PSU has a multi-regional setting, is it set to 110v or 220v?

    Please check into these things and get back to us.
     
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    Watts are not the only thing to keep in mind when evaluating a PSU. Amperage, performance under load and stability are also important factors. Please check out this thread for more info.

    As for the rest of the system, can you be sure that the front-panel connectors (power, LEDs, etc) are connected properly to the motherboard? Also, is the Clear CMOS jumper in the correct position? Speaking of which, have you tried resetting the CMOS?
     
  10. Dx5

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    How do you reset Cmos? And what jumper do i hvae to change ?
     
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    There is a jumper on your motherboard to reset the CMOS. Consult your motherboard's manual for the specifics, as each motherboard is different in regards to layout.
     
  12. Dx5

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    Ok i got it all done i changed the jumpers to what it says on the manual and now the damn thing wont turn on.
    Can you suggest any problems ?
     
  13. Anti-Trend

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    Well, you cannot leave the jumper in the 'Clear CMOS' position or the system will not boot. You must place it in Clear CMOS, hit the power button, then switch the jumper back out of the Clear CMOS position again.
     
  14. Dx5

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    yeah but the pc wont switch on atall now.
     
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    What I'm saying is that it won't switch on while the jumper is in the clear CMOS position. You have to move it back before it'll even POST. This is normal.
     
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    Well it swithed on. I aint tested the vga yet.
     
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    If your video card has a 4-pin power connector, is it connected to a power lead?
     
  18. Dx5

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    I have tried the onboard and still no luck.
     
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    In that case I really doubt it's a video problem. You need to go through your motherboard manual from beginning to end and make sure everything is in order.
     
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    It's all foreign.
    My luck isent very good today, what makes you thik the vga isent language...
     

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