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post #1 of 12
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Hi there!

As the title suggests, I ran my PC without a monitor, this was to test if all of my components worked before attaching a monitor. Something went wrong in my setup, but what happened is unknown to me. Unfortunately, only the motherboard lit up, my fans, my graphics card, and my RAM have all RGB lighting and none of the components lit up, giving no sign of life. This is my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/NasLFT/saved/q4ZK8d

This worries me because I'm not sure if these components are malfunctioning, damaged, or DOA, or it might be as simple as having no monitor attached. This is my first PC build and I have no prior experience with building any sort of electronic system. I was not sure where to post this thread so I decided to post here as I'm hoping it's just a problem with having no monitor attached.

Thank you all for reading and all replies are tremendously appreciated! biggrin.gif

P.S. I've also posted this on the "Monitor" section on the forums, please don't flame me I'm new frown.gif
Edited by Mawlft - 4/11/17 at 3:42pm
post #2 of 12
Def not a monitor issue, pretty sure everyone here starts up a computer with no monitor attached. That would have 0 cause on any of this so have the thread moved by hitting up a moderator smile.gif

All lights should power up which means the motherboard isn't providing power would be my guess so faulty motherboard? Do you have all the power connectors attached to the motherboard?

I don't use RBG but a lot of components won't really start up when the system can't make it to post, which most cases is due to bad memory.

Offtopic, why'd you spend so much on a PSU that big. You're going WAYYYYY larger than you need to be unless you have a lot more planned for it.
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post #3 of 12
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Thanks for the reply!

I have the 24-pin, the cable titled "CPU", HD audio, blue USB cable, DDR4, CPU, and all fans attached to the motherboard.

also, I spent as much as I did on the PSU because I intend to attach a second GPU to the mob as well as overclocking, mostly was trying to be safe lol.

also thank you for your advice about the moderator, do you know where I can find one?

You've been extremely helpful btw, +rep biggrin.gif
post #4 of 12
The fans not turning on is pretty big, that means you aren't getting any power. Are you sure there's nothing silly going on, like forgetting to flip the switch on the back of the PSU? It's fairly unlikely a motherboard that broken would make it out to be sold.
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post #5 of 12
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Thank you very much for the reply!

The switch on the PSU is set on closed circuit and has been like that whenever I've tried testing the PC smile.gif
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

It's fairly unlikely a motherboard that broken would make it out to be sold.

It's an Asus lol, they're always sending out motherboards that broken, the amount of RMA's I've had to do with them are why I stopped using them years ago.

Anywho, wonder if there may be some kind of short going on? Did you pull the motherboard out of the case and have it start up while sitting on a cardboard box?
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post #7 of 12
Okay reading your post closer (lol) it looks like the motherboard is lighting up, so you are getting at least some power to it.

The motherboard normally lights up when the PSU is on, then powers the fans, etc when the power button is pressed. The simplest thing would be if the power button isn't down far enough on the pins, or slipped onto the wrong ones... so isn't doing anything when you press it. Make sure to get all the simple possibilities out of the way before thinking about spending the time to RMA anything.

[edit] Shorting is something to look into also, if any metal is contacting the motherboard where it doesn't expect it, you could have a short preventing the power from going where it's supposed to.
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post #8 of 12
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No I haven't! I will be doing that ASAP!
post #9 of 12
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Thanks again for the reply! you have all been extremely helpful so far!

Hm, everything looks ok there...
post #10 of 12
It's most likely the case start switch. You can test it by pulling the start button leads off the motherboard and using something metallic (best to use a little black jumper block, but a small flat-tip screwdriver will do) to jump the motherboard header pins. If the PSU is on, jumping those 2 pins should make everything else start up. Don't try to run it this way, just check to see if something happens when you do it.

If that's not it, then start at the beginning. Remove everything but PSU, CPU, CPU cooler, keyboard, mouse. Plug the monitor into the IGP slot on the rear of your motherboard. See if it boots into EUFI/CMOS.

A photo of your motherboard in your case as it is right now might help you get your answer more quickly.
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