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By bmhood ·
i recently ordered a barebone pc with ecs k7s5a m/b and amd 1.0 ghz cpu. I installed the H/D,cd/rom,
cd/rw,floppy drive and an ecs sis305 agp card.
when I turn the system on to setup the bios
nothing happens. the screen is blank.what do i do

Robert Hood

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by douglas_debow In reply to building first pc

I need to know if you can hear your power supply running when you turn it on, first thing then we go from there.

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by bmhood In reply to building first pc

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by Ann777 In reply to building first pc

Are you getting anything from the system? Power? Post going through okay? Is the hdd spinning? This may be a video issue or a cabling (to the drives issue) or any number of issues. We need more info.

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by fenaikh In reply to building first pc

Hi
There is a little light near your monitor's on/off button. This is called the "synch light," and it usually displays three states: 1- Dark means that the monitor doesn't have any power or can not function.2- Green means that the monitor is receiving and displaying the signal from the video card.3- Amber means that either there is no detectable video signal, or that the monitor is intentionally sleeping.Depnding in what you see you could elmnate the problem.TO me i woud go step by step: Firat conform that the motherboard is not unintintionly touching the case.Then confirm that all parts CPU, display card, memory, Hard disk cables are seated and connectit.Check CPU power and clock setting as the manual say,disk Jumbers,check power out let and cable to amke sure power is comming in.Check power suply to see if it givin power tot motheboard.Check power is comming to monitor and the cable is not cut specially near connection.my sespesion if it it is not bad motherboard, CPU, memory, and a bad hardisk or jumber setting Then it is one of these. A cable is not connect so unplge all cable one by one, specially POWER, monitor, and HARD DISK and set the hard disk jumber and make sure power suply voltage is right and giving the right voltage to mother board and cpu.See if any cable has a missing pin or bent one specially for har disk and monitor.last but not least CPU speed setting (overclocked or under clocked).


Why can't Kyle get a video signal from his computer?

http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?src=search&id= r00320000511eng01.htm


good luck


Mohamed.


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by fenaikh In reply to building first pc

more...

Follow these 10 steps when setting up a new PC

http://techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00320010709wlm01.htm&src=search

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to building first pc

Hi,

I know this may sound a little silly... but you didn't mention memory. you DID put memory into it, right?

Cheers,
Tim.

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by ryder007 In reply to building first pc

Hi Robert, two things to try right off the bat, One is reseat your AGP card they are notorious for having to be positioned correctly, the AGP is a very touchy slot. Two make sure that all jumpers on the board are correctly positioned and not missing, particularly the cmos jumper if that one is missing you will not be able to even get a post. Hope this helps.

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