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No video at all

Brand new m2a-vm installed with new power 650W and try to boot with onboard vga to monitor. I see and hear nothing. Would I get beeps from just the motherboard without a speaker attached? I unplugged everything internally to try to isolate the problem. I've remove the memory and only have the processor and m/b connected. I get nothing on my monitor. I tried reseting the bios but still nothing. anyone know what the default video is supposed to be? Is it supposed to be DVI? Thanks for any help.

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  • netmail2 Sep 14, 2008

    I have new machine that is a week old. Today when I turned it on I have nothing, no video, and the hd is not being read. I see that the dvd drive seems to be read. I do not have a boot disk. It seems as if the bios was fried or erased. Does anyone know where to get a boot disk or have any suggestions. I don't know how to reset the bios. Can Anyone help with that?



  • embertr Sep 14, 2008

    Hi Turabsu

    This motherboard and cpu were put together at the computer shop where I purchased them both new. These were tested prior to my pickup. So this was the initial build when I arrived home I attached the 24pin and 4pin power, as per the motherboard manual. I have tried bringing up the system both with and without memory. Shouldn't I get some video output even without memory? or at least some beeps from the board if this is incorrect? The video I attach to is the onboard this correct for the bios default?

  • embertr Sep 17, 2008

    I took out the memory which, although it appeared to be of a supported type, was causing the issue. Better in the long run cause I upgrade to twice the amount of memory I originally had. This is what happens when you take a chance on used memory. Thanks everyone for your help.



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I had a similar issue after I upgraded the bios. It would clear when I would reset the CMOS using the instructions in the manual.

1.) You have to power the system off completely, making sure the light on the motherboard near where the power, hd light and other jumpers are, is off.

2.) Move the jumper to the 2-3 position and count to 10 slowly.

3.) Move the jumper back to the 1-2 position and power the computer back up.

You should get the default Asus splash screen and you can hit F2 to get into the setup to configure.

Now once I upgraded the BIOS to v1901, if I disabled the Asus splash screen I would get no video, so I had to leave that enabled. It isn't a real big hassle, I just like not using anything I don't have to.

I believe you can save it as a file and transfer it to a USB pen drive, or burn it to a CD.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008


I fixed mine today. I took out both the clock battery and the memory sticks at the same time. I waited a minute and put them back in. At that point I had video. I went into the bios and and reloaded the default setting. That took care of it. I am using the PC now.

Now I am trying to make a boot disk and a back up disk of the current bios. However, without a floppy drive and only a dvd writer I can't figure out how to do it.

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First of all, I'd like to congratulate you for purchasing an M2A-VM motherboard. Yes, I mean it. It is one of the best motherboards available for te price band.
For getting display, you must have four components,
1. CPU (alongwith cooling fan)
2. Motherboard
3. RAM & of course
4. Power Supply (SMPS)
They must be connected properly and after attaching power supply unit you must ensure that a 24pin connector as well as a separate 4pin connector are connected to the Motherboard.
If the display doesn't come, the trouble may be with any of the four devices connected together. for advanced trouble shooting, please elaborate exactly when and how the problem has been generated. If the problem arised at the stage of initial assembly of the components, please check the components individually, if possible, replacing with another prouct of the same type.
If the problem arised on a running machine, please remove the RAMs from the slot, wipe the connectors of the RAM with a softe clean cloth and re-attach. If possible, you may wish to clean the RAM-slots on the board with a vacuum cleaner. In most cases, cleaning the RAMs do the needful.
Please try & reply.

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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    Utsav Bhattacharya Sep 14, 2008

    PS: Whenever you are fiddling with the hardware components of your PC, make sure it is turned off, else you may damage the system to the level beyond recovery.

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    I've said already that for availing display, you must have four components,
    1. CPU (alongwith cooling fan)
    2. Motherboard
    3. RAM & of course
    4. Power Supply (SMPS)

    connected and working perfectly.
    Let me try to troubleshoot for the four basic components.

    SMPS: If the CPU Cooling-fan is moving, the SMPS is working.

    CPU: In my experience, I've never found a boxed processor to be faulty.

    Motherboard: One of the main culprits of its own or for compatibility (with RAM) issues.

    RAM: The other culprit behind the failures.

    Let us limit the discussion regarding the RAM/Mobo compatibility. Please check for the frequency and compatiblity of your RAM with the motherboard. For this you may look into the motherboard manual or mobo manufaturer's website.

    PS: Yes, you should get long beeps at an interval of one second if your RAM is not connected to your Mobo (but may not get with all Mobos).


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