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Blank monitor on startup

Hi, I have just built a new PC and the monitor won't activate on startup to allow me access to BIOS setup.

Motherboard details are: Gigabyte GA-MA7790x-DS4
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GV-N95TOC-1GH
CPU: AMD Phenom X3 8750

The Graphics Card is the only expansion card and I have 2 SATA HDD connected.

Do you have any suggestions?

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  • brett_kenned Jan 21, 2009

    Thanks for your help guys, tried all suggestions with no luck unfortunately, but had me troubleshooting until I eventually found the separate ATX 2x4 power was not connected. Did not know I had to do this as my 6yo MSI board did not have it (only a 2x10). Cheers.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Disconenct one of the Hard drives. Have only one stick of RAM installed. 

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Make sure the video card is secure
and monitor plugged in properly
does it shut down or you just get a black screen.
you can remove the card and if you have a different slot use it
then restart and see what happens
also are you saying you have dual harddrives

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