I just purchased an ECS915pl-A2 motherboard. Now I know I should have checked for a monitor connection. But, I never thought that someone would make such an item. Anyway, How do I get a picture on my monitor? I have a pc video card. But, Of course I need video to set up everything. Any help would be appreciated. This is my third build.
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Hook a spare monitor to the video output, usually on the back. If you get a picture it means the inverter board is bad, or the backlight behind the LCD display, check to make sure the round video cable is plugged into the motherboard. But, if the symptom is the same for both screens, the problem is the Video Graphics Card normally built into the motherboard. If the connector to the LCD is damaged that would explain the issue of no video.
Check that the connection from monitor to computer are tight. Maybe disconnect and then reconnect tightly. The most likely problem if the connection if good is your graphics card. Most of the time these are embedded on your motherboard meaning the entire board would need replacing, some graphic cards are external cards that are easier to troubleshoot and replace. Try the connections and let me know. Is the computer older than the monitor, or were they purchased together? What is the warranty status?
Make sure you have the correct front panel header connected correctly to the case wires. Open you're manual to page 12 under the English section. There you'll find a picture of the front panel header & how to connect the case's LED's to the motherboard. If you no longer have the manual you can download it from ECS at this link. http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=381&DetailName=Manual&MenuID=1&LanID=0 Chances are you may have the wire's connect backwards. (Positive + connected to the negative - ECT). Example, pin 1 is the + for hard disk drive & pin 3 is - for the hard disk drive. Cases vary on wire colors, normally if each connector has a common colored wire (solid color) that common wire would be the negative. Stripped wires are negative. Other cases use white colored wires as negative & colored wires as positive. As far as you not receiving any display. Try removing the AGP card & clean the copper contacts. Clean with alcohol. Place a couple drops onto a cotton swab & clean the copper, both sides. Blow out the AGP slot with canned air. Re-check all connections, power & data cables before closing the case. Power on the system & check the front led's for operation. If you still fail to get display, re-check the connection from the monitor to the case. Try you're monitor on another system. If good than you're video card could be bad. You're motherboard can run an 8x/4x speed AGP 1.5volt (only) graphics card.
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You may have a short between the board & the case. (check it).
Even if this means removing the board. That clicking you hear through the speakers suggest a short. Make sure your using (Stand offs) which keeps your board off the case's mounting surface. Check the back plate so the tabs are touching the ports comming off the board for good ground.
Double check the you have fully connected both the main power ATX_ 20 pin power connector & the auxiliary 4-pin power
connector. pg. 10. Connecting 20/24-pin power cable Remove & re-seat. If your PSU has a 20 pin connector make sure you connect the cable from the correct end.
Without POST you will not get video to load. Reset your bios
pg. 9 in your manual. Re-enter your bios and setup the bios settings for your board.
Let me know if this helps you reach POST?