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DIY Computer Not Working

CobraSnakeYA
  • 16 months ago

My son and I built a PC last night and it is not working. When powered on, the fans go on but the monitor says there is no signal. We tried plugging it in HDMI and the other way (sorry, forgot). Anyway, I opened it up, made sure everything was plugged in right and tried it a few more times. There are a couple of power cords from the supply that aren't plugged in but I assume they are for other devices we didnt buy. There is one 6 pin that says CPU on it but there is no place on the motherboard that I could find plus we used the bigger power cord that has 20 or more pins to plug into the MB. I know its hard to trouble shoot something without seeing it but where would you start to look for a problem. How would I even know if its the MB or the CPU or a power issue. I am assuming that once I turn it on I should see something that lets me then change the boot up to my windows USB install. I even tried leaving the windows USB in when I turned it on and that didn't help.

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Good chances are that if it says CPU it goes to the CPU. That might be the issue. What board is it?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree, The 8 pin CPU cable plugs into the mating socket near the CPU. Best way to get answers that actually might help is to include a system parts list.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

let me enter fourth grader mode for a second-

lmao you said mating

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure what you mean sir. By mating I mean the male plug gets shoved into the female receptacle. Make sure you do this before "mounting" the motherboard or you might have difficulty getting it in. This is serious business buddy!!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't tell if you're being serious or not lmao

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Wife says the same thing. I think CobrasnakeYA deleted his account already.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "Hardware > Other" to "Systems > Troubleshooting".

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