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Just finished my first build - Booted up on my hdtv- nothing detected.

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Hey everyone, I'm just a tad shaken up by the fact that I just finished my first custom pc, and went to plug it in to my hdtv expecting my bios to be staring back at me...

instead my tv does not seem to detect the pc at all. I'm going to keep looking on the net but figured it's worth more posting here while I peek around and hope a reply comes in reassuring me everything will be alright and its just my tv.

I have a samsung 46'' tv 1080p. I tried with both my dvi cable and my hdmi cable neither worked, mind you I did notice one pin on my dvi is busted off but my laptop works fine when I plug it into the tv.

Any advice, should I be worried?!!

thanks everyone redface.gif

edit: by the way I connected directly through the motherboard, no graphics card in there yet.

MOBO- asrock extreme 3 z77
cpu- i5 3570k
post #2 of 8
need more info sir, what kind of psu do you have. is the tower powering on at all ? i wouldnt be to worried yet, make sure all of your connections are in place. 12 pin for the mobo and 4-8pin for the cpu ect...
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I second what l3ubba said, needs moar info biggrin.gif

My main thought regardless though is the 4/8pin for the cpu, make sure that's in especially since you're using the cpu's built in graphics.

That's all I can think of without more info sorry.
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Have you loaded the GFX drivers for the Mo-Bo ? And check the manual, not all outputs are active at boot-up...

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thanks everyone, maybe a noob question but there is a seperate power connector for cpu power?! I hooked up the 24 pin, the usbs, satas, power/reset/led assembly.... wow I cant believe I might have missed something like that.

The system powers up fine, all the fans are going including those in the motherboard headers. It is the first boot so like you guys mentioned maybe this needs to be configured. I'm not going to fret right now I did buy a monitor today so I'll test it later on when I'm home and let you guys know.

I did read a bit about the tv not accepting low resolutions, so it should detect it once the OS is installed. Like I said Ill figure it out later and post results for future reference. thumb.gif
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thanks everyone, maybe a noob question but there is a seperate power connector for cpu power?! I hooked up the 24 pin, the usbs, satas, power/reset/led assembly.... wow I cant believe I might have missed something like that.
The system powers up fine, all the fans are going including those in the motherboard headers. It is the first boot so like you guys mentioned maybe this needs to be configured. I'm not going to fret right now I did buy a monitor today so I'll test it later on when I'm home and let you guys know.
I did read a bit about the tv not accepting low resolutions, so it should detect it once the OS is installed. Like I said Ill figure it out later and post results for future reference. thumb.gif
Things to remember after assembling a new pc.

dont forget to plug in the 4-pin (or 8-pin) depending on your motherboard, otherwise the cpu fan will just spin but there will be no power for the cpu.


This is my ritual after assembling a new pc:

1. Check that all power cables are in the right places before turning on.

2. Keep the case open when turning on, so you can see if all the fans are spinning (cpu fan, videocard fan) This will save you from accidentally forgetting to plug one in and overheat your parts.

3. Let bios post with only motherboard, cpu, and videocard. Add the harddrives and extra parts later if the bios posts successful.

4. If your monitor says "no signal", remove the videocard and try first with the onboard video
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you know I've been watching videos and reading forums for almost a year on how to put a pc together, and somehow I missed the cpu power lol.

I'm going to unhook my sdd to see how things run, any reason why?
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Hey everyone, got the cpu connected, hooked up my monitor and it started up on the first try! I guess this had nothing to do with the tv, just forgot to plug in the cpu power redface.gif .

windows 8 is hella confusing, im coming from an ancient netbook running vista... what a difference, my brain isn't used to the speed of a powerful computer!

thanks for all the help everyone!! thumb.gif
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