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New Rig Not Starting.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by wordy, 13 May 2010.

  1. wordy

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,912

    Location: Rotherham.

    As per title really, PC powers on, see the power light come on, hear and see the HDD light come on and then nothing. No beeps, no further noises, screen goes back into standby and mouse and keyboard don't light up. All peripherals work on my old PC (the one I'm posting on now).

    Would anyone be able to give some ideas.
     
    Last edited: 13 May 2010
  2. ShaolinDreams

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Dec 2008

    Posts: 3,500

    Location: London, UK

    what OS are you using? What i would do is take it apart and rebuild it, making sure you have the cables connected correctly i.e power, hdd, gfx, dvd, mouse, keyb etc
    can you see anything on the screen or is it black/blank from the very start?
     
  3. wordy

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    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,912

    Location: Rotherham.

    OS is Windows 7, loaded the DVD into the drive and the drive light comes on but the screen is just black so there isn't anything showing to let me try an install. It's a pre-built so I'm going to RMA it.
     
  4. ShaolinDreams

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    Location: London, UK

    sorry i cant help you more mate it could be a multitude of things (gotta love tech), if its prebuilt like you say hassle your suppliers tech team.. its brand new i take it?
     
  5. wordy

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

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    Location: Rotherham.

    Yeah brand spanking, arrived about 17:30 today.

    Thanks anyway :)
     
  6. Mak3R

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Norn Iron

    Rage :(
     
  7. DirtyJester

    Caporegime

    Joined: 17 Oct 2006

    Posts: 25,680

    Double check all the connections including pci / pci-e
     
  8. wordy

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 6,912

    Location: Rotherham.

    Turns out the gfx card wasn't in right, reseated and it booted no problem, while it was on it's side. Stood it up properly and off it went. Turns out it will run fine while layed on it's side but not while upright.

    Getting RMA'd on Monday, thx for the suggestions everyone :)