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Blank screen on boot troubleshooting help please

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Hi All,

After having some enjoyment out of my MITX rig I ran into some problems with the zotac z68 itx board with my 2600k (had 3 all three have DIA with no OC) so I have moved to the z77 e-itx board from ASRock.

I have only just got round to re-building my rig it has been sitting without a mobo for around six months (I know what a waste) anyway - I got everything in cpu, ram water cooler and a gfx card only to have it boot but not put anything out to the monitor. I though it may be the ram so tried each stick independently to no avail, i then removed the gfx gard and tried just using the onboard dvi port and still no joy, as you can imagen, I really just wanted this to go smoothly but no such luck, where do I go from here? Just to clarify - i get absolutely no response from the screen, it remains in standby mode. I also get absolutely no beep codes what so ever. fans seem to start OK and water *seems* to be flowing round the loop fine too. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.



Cheers,

Will

PS. apologies if this thread has been created in the wrong section...
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Now tested with alternative power supply with ALL non- essential components removed (including case) with and without external GPU. Everything fires up and GPU fan stays on full whack and does not slow down. Is this likely to be an indicator that the mb is not even getting to POST and therefore I have received a DOA board?
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Just to clarify. You had three Zotac Z68-ITX boards replaced or was it three 2600Ks which were replaced?
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Try clearing the CMOS.

I have two ASRock Z77E-ITX boards (for two different systems) and neither of them would POST until CMOS was cleared.
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Just to clarify. You had three Zotac Z68-ITX boards replaced or was it three 2600Ks which were replaced?

Apologies for the confusion I had 3 zotac boards replaced, not the cpu...

After trying this latest asrock board I put the components into an old zotac (that I had not rma'd yet) - threw in the cpu memory with stock cooler (outside the case) and then I had loads, no, **** loads of sparks fly out of the area around cpu power connector and a serious smell of silicon burning for about 20 mins... obv. I unplugged immediately but still I reckon this could have done even more damage frown.gif
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Try clearing the CMOS.
I have two ASRock Z77E-ITX boards (for two different systems) and neither of them would POST until CMOS was cleared.

I tried this via the button on the rear of the board to no avail - is there a better way of doing it? removing the cmos battery perhaps?

Cheers,

Will
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