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New build boots but no display and usb ports do not work!

nokhod
  • 2 months ago

As mentioned in the title, i just recently finished my build, i boot it up. Everything is fine, my radiator fans turn on, pump is on, all the rgb on the motherboard, fans and pump work. GPU fan is spinning. I am getting no display and my mouse and keyboard that i plug into the case and motherboard do not light up, or work. The only issue is that my ram does not light up (it is rgb ram) and my motherboard has a built in code protocol and it says code 53. I've looked it up and it says it is a memory issue, as i have a flashing dram light on my motherboard.

I am running the rig with no internal drives, because i planned to transfer my old drive from my current rig to my new one, but i wanted to test it first before i wiped it, and for this same reason is why i didn't wipe it yet.

My specs are:

Motherboard: Asus maximus viii formula

Ram: G skill trident 3200mhz (2x8G)

CPU: I7 6700k

Cooler: Deepcool castle v2 240 rgb

GPU: pny gtx 1080

Case: nzxt h500

PSU: EVGA G5 650

Keep in mind, i have put in my gpu in my old system, and it works just fine. So it is not a gpu problem. Power supply works fine as well, because it is in the build that i am currently typing in.

Maybe some helpful things to know: My motherboard and cpu were my friends that he sold to me. The motherboard had bent pins, and i sent it to asus to get it fixed, paying $100 for the repair fee, and they sent me a refurbished board.

I also had an issue screwing in the screws in the motherboard, as 2 screws would not tighten all the way, and would just spin forever. I don't know if these problems could be causing it, but it is something that i thought could maybe lead to the issue.

Also, the first time i booted the system, i noticed that i somehow had placed the ram in the wrong way. I don't know how, but the ram slot still clicked and i was able to put in the ram, but i looked up online and saw that i had it backwards.

My motherboard rgb is still on even when i turn off my pc, unless i flip the power switch on my power supply. Can this short and fry my motherboard? It already made a popping sound once when i turned it off. I will probably be turning my pc on and off multiple times, and i'm scared to try and unplug stuff without the psu switch being turned off, because there is still technically electricity in my board for the LED lights that are still on when its turned off.

Please help me. This issue is extremely frustrating, i have spent a lot of money fixing this stupid board, and i'm afraid that with me not being able to access the bios to turn off the leds, i will fry my board switching the power on and off through the power supply fixing this stupid problem.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking online, code 53 for that board means no memory detected. Try one ram stick, and try all slots. You may have damaged the board or the RAM by putting it in backwards.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I will try one ram stick and see what happens. Also, is the popping noise i heard anything of concern? Since my motherboard rgb stays on, i need to flip the power supply switch to turn off the system before i remove parts, and i did that once and it made a popping noise. Think it came from my power supply.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

That noise might be a relay dropping out and that would be normal. If something had actually popped, you'd almost certainly smell the magic smoke coming out.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Good news! I managed to fix the issue and my pc now posts. The issue was for sure the ram not being pushed in all the way down at the BOTTOM. Since one stick worked the first time i booted it, i turned it off and gave the one that wasn't working a good push, and now both are recognized in the bios.

Is there a possibility that since i put in the ram backwards, that it could cause any issues down the line? Lets say in a few days or weeks. Since i've had my board rmad' and paid a good amount of money to get it fixed because it had bent pins, i can't afford to have my motherboard dying on me again. Same thing with my cpu, it has no warranty left. My other components i'm not too worried about because they still have warranty.

Also, my power supply is around 5 years old, but still works fine. Should i replace it or keep using it with my new build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That is good news. I think it very unlikely that you'll have followup issues, especially if you just leave the RAM alone now that it's working.

What PSU is that? I wasn't aware that EVGA had a G5, 5 years ago; is it a G2/G3?. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Keep using it, maybe start setting money aside to replace it the next time a really good PSU goes on sale. If it's a G2 or G3 it probably has a few years left in it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah my mistake. It is a gS not a g5.

Regarding the follow up issues, i will probably try to stress test my cpu, and do a mem86 test just to make sure my ram is working properly.

Thank you for your help! I'm so glad i didn't fry anything. Good thing that my ram slot prevented me from installing it backwards, and as you said, it is basically impossible to do unless i break something, which thankfully i didn't use too much force. The reason it went in is because the notch in the MIDDLE of the ram CAN be placed in any direction, its just that the BOTTOM side will not clip in fully to the ram slot, due to that middle notch not making full contact/not lining up fully with the motherboard ram notch in the middle. The top will close regardless of which side you put it on i believe.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It shouldn't be physically possible to put RAM in backwards. I'd inspect the RAM slots with a good light and maybe a magnifying glass to see if you trashed a slot somehow. Take a look at the memory sticks to see if the contacts look OK. After that, what 2Tek_ said.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I have checked the ram slots with a magnifying glass. Dosen't seem to have caused any noticeable burns that i could identify. It is possible for me. The top notch clicked down without much force at all. I just used a little bit of force to pop it in. I think the notches at the BOTTOM prevented me from locking down the bottom part, which is what probably saved my board, because you can't push down the bottom if you insert it the wrong way.

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