I have not gotten my new computer up and running yet. Keeps saying no signal on the monitor. Everything is installed correctly into the motherboard, power source, etc.
Here are my specs: (Keep in mind I have not got it running to BIOs yet)
Asus M2N-SLI AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ at 3.2GHz (these two were in a bundle) XFX GeForce 8800 GT Ultra X-Pro 600 watt Power Supply (SLI-Ready) OCZ Reaper 2x 2048 Memory
Now personally I think the memory is the problem now. I don't know, but it doesn't say it's SLI-Ready. I don't know if it has to be to work on the motherboard, and if that is why there is no signal to the monitor. I hope I don't have to return another part and get something else. But the memory seems the likely villain here. Hopefully someone can help.
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Re: No signal to monitor when booting.
(1) Remove memory from mother board and start the system if you happen to listen long beep then RAM is not working properly.
(2) Clean RAM conducting area on mother board with clean cotton cloth, put one peice of RAM and test and check the othe peice also, if working you could any sign display . Before doing all these check mother board any LED is glowing if so your SMPS is working after you turn on UPS.
(3) Check for all proper connection for all cables. Have you connected video cable of monitor to mother board VGA (it will not work because it is disabled as soon as you installed XFX GeForce 8800 GT), your viedo output only will come through XFX GeForce 8800 GT VGA port.
(4) If propelm persits Deassmble complete the system and reassmble & do n't connect HDD, DVD, floppy. Cehck with bare mother baord, processor, RAM (put one picese at a time) by connecting viedo cable of monitor
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If you already check your connections and still no answer from what you're doing, do these steps:
check for any beep codes
remove and reinsert your RAM to another memory slot, if it works you have a problem with your RAM, you'll need to buy a new RAM that is compatible with your motherboard
if you here a 1 short beep, that means it already start the booting sequence of your computer but you don't see any boot screen and still the out of range error. You have a defective graphic card.
Is your monitor is a LCD type? if your answer is yes that means your monitor is not compatible with your old graphic card, buy a new graphic card that is compatible with your motherboard and to your LCD monitor. Because old graphic cards or onboard vga cannot hold much more pixels than newer ones that's why you have an out of range error
If it says no signal input, then your computer is not putting out a signal. Possibly a bad video card. Also can be a computer that never really boots up and passes the POST. Unless the POST completes, it won't send a video signal.
If your fans power up but you see no image, then your computer has failed its startup test. Now you have to find out what the problem is. Start by opening the case and disconnecting everything but the keyboard, CPU, memory, and video. Now try to start it. If you still have no signal, it might be your video card if the monitor shows a message telling you there is no signal. Memory could also be a problem. If you get a message telling you there is no boot device, then turn the computer off (push in the switch for about 7 seconds) and connect the hard drive. Now try to boot. If it works, then suspect the CD drive. If after doing all this you still get no signal no matter what you do, and if the video is part of the motherboard, you're probably looking at a new motherboard.
The very fact that the Geeksquad would turn down an opportunity to make cash money should give you a clue of how difficult these little things are to work
Laptops are not nearly as easy to work on as desktops, and parts are largely unavailable or cost prohibitive.
My opinion is that it is not a total board failure, but more like a bios/CMOS foul up. Perhaps even the battery that holds the info has shorted or grown weak. The monitor saying no signal received simply means the laptop did not complete the boot up cycle. The fan running faster could be a sign that the CMOS is fouled up and it is now set at a performance level.
On the other hand, it could be a bad processor (where ya gonna get one?) or motherboard. My advice would be to try to get a utility program to get you booted and then assess damages. But honestly, I think you are dollars ahead to try and sell it on Ebay or something for parts.
If you are successful in disassembling it and do locate a bad part, such as a motherboard or power supply, odds are the replacement part would almost be cost prohibitive (these parts do not sit on shelves for retail for the most part).
On top of that, you need to be really good at soldering
My first shot would be to take the restore disks that you made when you purchased it and see if you can restore it from them. If not, use your laptop to find boot up/trouble shooting disks and copy them to boot to set up.
"Also after I try to turn it on after a couple of unsuccessful tries, it actually boots and the machine works fine". This maybe cause by the hardware problem. And it usually caused by the motherboard. Changing the motherboard unit may solve the problem. But make sure you've already done the basic test on all of your hardware before changing it with a new one.