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My Moniter Is Blank

Hello, I recently bought new parts to create my own PC but I cam among a problem. Everything is hooked up correctly yet the moniter doesn't display anything with two diffrent moniters. The little light turns green and about 5 seconds after startup turns yellow and nothing appears.

Parts: 1 x ASUS M2N-MX SE Plus Micro ATX AMD Motherboard 2 x Kingston 512MB PC-5300 DDR2 Desktop Memory 1 x ASUS EN8500GT SILENT MAGIC 512MB GeForce Video Card 1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.1GHz Processor 1 x Sony Black 20x DVD+/-RW SATA DVD Burner 1 x 2-2B Black/Silver ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 1 x Samsung SpinPoint T Series 500GB SATA Hard Drive

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  • Joshua He Jan 01, 2009

    Yes, I have tried this but for some reason it doesn't show on either.

    Here is a pic of the port that I place the monitor plug in if the video card is not connected. ""

  • Joshua He Jan 01, 2009

    Ok, I have tried this and my moniter now shows video an such but a new problem has occured.."Reboot and select proper Boot Device or insert Boot Media and press any key!"

  • Joshua He Jan 02, 2009

    Ok, Just did that and everything booted up fine but when I put in the CD the same thing appeared.

  • Joshua He Jan 02, 2009

    Well, when I turn it on you can hear the PC booting up via all of the confirming beeps. Then it goes to a black screen with a little white line beeping and does nothing so I put in my cd then it displays the same boot message.

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    Vern Haynes May 11, 2010

    This board has an oboard video adapter; have you tried connecting your display to it instead of the video card?


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First make sure that you have the P4 connector (the square one at the top of the board connected to your P4 power from the power supply.
From here I would disconnect the data cables from the hdd, optical drives, and remove all video/peripheral cards. You should have only the RAM, CPU, and power connected, then try to boot again.
If this works, then add 1 device at a time until it fails to start. This will isolate the component that is giving you problems.
With a single stick of RAM, try to get the computer to POST. (if possible, test the ram in another machine first to ensure that RAM is good)

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    Vern Haynes Jan 01, 2009

    So it's powering up. Add you hard drive, then power it up. If it works, then do your CD-ROM drive.
    If that works then install the video card.
    Once you get all your components installed then you can put your Windows disk in, and boot from it. That should get your windows install running.

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    Vern Haynes Jan 02, 2009

    Could you clarify"Ok, Just did that and everything booted up fine but when I put in the CD the same thing appeared." What appeared? DId the PC boot off the disc?
    Did it crash or blue screen instead?

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    Vern Haynes Jan 03, 2009

    You need to tell the computer to boot from the CD; there may be an option in the POST screen to do this; otherwise you will need to enter the BIOS and set the CD-ROM as the primary boot device. From there, look for the prompt, "press any key to boot from CD" and tap any key to boot...


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Remove the video card you added, then try again.

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