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Computer has power, but nothing happens

I just built a new computer from newly purchased parts from I set everything up without any problems, but when I turned on the computer, the power came on as evidenced by all the fans spinning and the CD-Rom drive opening and closing, however nothing else happens, No sound, or any display from both the integrated and new Video cards. If you plug the monitor cable in and out while the computer is running, it recognizes that it is connected and displays a "Analog/Digital signal not recognized" (Not exact quote) message. I'm thinking it's either the CPU or the Motherboard. Here's the complete parts list from
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Item Description Quantity Unit Price Extended Price 11-147-099 CASE ROSEWILL|R363-M-BK RETAIL
Click Here To Protect Your Investment 1 $49.99 $49.99 13-130-234 MB MSI|G31TM-P21 G31+ICH7 RT
Click Here To Protect Your Investment 1 $44.99 $44.99 14-125-288 VGA GIGABYTE|GV-N98TGR-512I RT
Click Here To Protect Your Investment 1 $89.99 $89.99 15-100-042R TV TUNER AVERMEDIA MTVHDBRAR RT
Click Here To Protect Your Investment 1 $32.99 $32.99 15-100-112 VID DEV KWRLD|DVD MKR USB2800 RT
Click Here To Protect Your Investment 1 $38.99 $38.99 19-116-074 CPU INTEL|PDC E5300 2.6G 2M R
Click Here To Protect Your Investment 1 $66.99 $66.99 20-141-064 MEM 1Gx2|PQI DII800 PQI26400-2GDB R 1 $37.99 $37.99 22-136-073 HD 500G|WD 7K 16M SATA2 WD5000AAKS
Click Here To Protect Your Investment 1 $55.99 $55.99 27-136-180 DVD BURNER LG | GH22NS40 %
Click Here To Protect Your Investment 1 $17.99 $17.99
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  • heyyou111 Jul 29, 2010

    @nettiser, As I clearly stated, the computer does NOTHING on boot. No bios, no screen, no lights, just all the fans whirring. I can't install anything on it, The hard drive (and everything else) is brand new.



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A list of parts is not going to indicate whether you have connected or installed it correctly. Have you put or attempted to put software on the drive? Is the HDD partitioned and formatted? No drivers installed for video or sound... unless you have an operating system installed.

Too many variables to answer this question, without details of what was done or wasn't done Hardware will operate to some degree even without op system ( monitor and satac DVD drive)

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