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So my computer was working fine. I went and installed watercooling on it, and now I have no image on screen. I have tried clearing the CMOS, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I have an ASRock motherboard with an error code display. It shows A2, from Googling around, it seems like it is a SATA problem, not sure how this is preventing me from seeing anything on screen. The lights on my keyboard and mouse all appear to be functioning correctly (they turn on/off at appropriate times during boot). HELP! (lmao)

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Stupid question, do you have the video cable plugged in to both the monitor and graphics card? Monitor on correct input? Power plugged into the graphics card? I know it sounds stupid, maybe even offensive, but just double check. It's happened to me
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is your hard drive correctly plugged in. also try plugging it into a different conector
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This might sound crazy but try to swap one 6 pins from your top GPU to the bottom.

I have an OCZ power supply and get this issue from time to time, that is what worked for me last time...

also have an Asrock Mobo, if the A2 code pops up and goes away that is normal, it indicates ACHI initialization, which for my z68 and SSD is normal and necesarry (iirc) if you have a speaker it will beep after the A2 code.

If you have no video after the A2 code displays you likely have either a GPU or PSU problem.
Edited by Rickles - 1/9/14 at 12:51pm
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Originally Posted by morencyam View Post

Stupid question, do you have the video cable plugged in to both the monitor and graphics card? Monitor on correct input? Power plugged into the graphics card? I know it sounds stupid, maybe even offensive, but just double check. It's happened to me

I just checked all the cables, they seem to be connected. When I removed the computer to install the watercooling, I never touched anything to do with monitors (I just unplugged the cables from the graphics card).

I have 3 monitors connected to the graphics card, not 1 of them activate when the computer turns on.

The cards are plugged in.
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is your hard drive correctly plugged in. also try plugging it into a different conector

I have 2 HDDs and 2 SSDs in my computer... Would it matter if one of them was malfunctioning?
     
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Originally Posted by Rickles View Post

This might sound crazy but try to swap one 6 pins from your top GPU to the bottom.

I have an OCZ power supply and get this issue from time to time, that is what worked for me last time...

also have an Asrock Mobo, if the A2 code pops up and goes away that is normal, it indicates ACHI initialization, which for my z68 and SSD is normal and necesarry (iirc) if you have a speaker it will beep after the A2 code.

If you have no video after the A2 code displays you likely have either a GPU or PSU problem.

Going to try swapping the cables around now.
     
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I tried swapping the power cables going to the GPU around, I still get the same issue.

The A2 error code doesn't actually go away, it just sits on it. I made sure all the SATA cables were plugged in correctly. They are, which makes sense considering that I never touched them when I wc'd.
     
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post #8 of 24
Unplug everything except your boot drive, keyboard, mouse, and a single monitor and see what happens
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Have you tried video out from the Mobo?
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post #10 of 24
Well water cooling for what the GPU or CPU? You had to of installed a water block. Perhaps pins got bent torquing it down., Could be CPU related which is to why the motherboard isn't getting past all the post codes. Is this definite IDK but worth checking out. Everyone here is assuming video and why is that just because he has no screen? there are other factors to that besides a video card ? Could be monitor, cables, CPU, Motherboard, etc.....
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