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Originally Posted by Wesker;12502142 
Have you confirmed the cable you are connecting these monitors with works?

Yes, the cable does work as it worked on a test I did on my old computer. It went right to the desktop on my old computer. I would change the BIOS settings if anything was even being displayed on my screen.
    
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It sounds like you may be losing power/your PC isn't even posting and is turning off?

If so did you check to see if perhaps the motherboard is grounding out/check to make sure the stands are properly giving the MOBO contact points?

Hope it helps!
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I think you need to have the 240 gt unplugged from the motherboard. Then use the onboard gpu. After changing the bios. Save and exit, then when its restarting hit the power button so the pc turns off. Then install the 240 and connect to it.
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post #14 of 63
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Originally Posted by Rangerscott;12502205 
I think you need to have the 240 gt unplugged from the motherboard. Then use the onboard gpu. After changing the bios. Save and exit, then when its restarting hit the power button so the pc turns off. Then install the 240 and connect to it.

Like I said, the GT 240 is unplugged and I have the monitor connected to the onboard video, yet nothing is displayed on my screen still. My PC also does not power off on it's own, it stays on completely for however long I want it to until I hold the power button and turn it off.
    
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next question: are your drives spinning up?
and all your fans are coming online?
    
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post #16 of 63
You might have a short. I had the same problem earlier this week on my build: I had mobo lights and fans were spinning, but no display or mouse/keyboard lights.

One of my PSU cables was making contact on a circuit board of a HDD I stuffed it near. I wrapped it in electrical tape and it was fine.

Although finding the short was not that easy. I took the mobo and most of the components out of the case and put them on a cardboard box. The thing booted up so then I started putting things back in the case and booted it up each time until it wouldn't post. I got hung up when I installed additional HDDs so I isolated the short on the PSU. I wrapped the SATA power connectors in electrical tape and everything was fine.

Be careful trying to find the short. I should have wrapped the cables a lot sooner because when i tried to boot it up a 3rd time (the time I figured out it was the HDD connectors shorting) I heard a pop and it came from the PSU. Luckily nothing was damaged and the computer works fine.

If all else fails you might try taking your computer apart and rebuilding it. I really didn't like this idea, but you have to do what you have to do. I learned a lesson not to do cable management until everything was completely in its place.

I would just bite the bullet and do this before you go crazy looking. It didn't take that long for me and it solved the problem immediately.
Edited by Ktulu - 2/23/11 at 6:54pm
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post #17 of 63
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Originally Posted by Sohryu76;12502273 
next question: are your drives spinning up?
and all your fans are coming online?

Yep, all my fans are spinning and my hard drive is also spinning and functioning.
    
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post #18 of 63
if you take the RAM out and the PC speaker is working and doesnt beep, its the motherboard. that means its not POSTing and you cant fix that.
post #19 of 63
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Originally Posted by corpse fan;12502385 
if you take the RAM out and the PC speaker is working and doesnt beep, its the motherboard. that means its not POSTing and you cant fix that.

Well, I took the ram out, and unfortunetly, no beeping. Just great. So now I need a new motherboard?
    
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post #20 of 63
i had to RMA mine the first day too. Bad PCI-E slot. sucks i know. not that board though
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