How do i fix this problem without bringing it to a store

February 5, 2016 at 22:34:41
Specs: none yet, 2 4gb sticks 8gb ddr3 ram
Computer not showing up on my monitor. I have used 2 different hdmi cables so its not the cords. My friend set it up and said it was working fine and it turns on and the fan goes on and everything but its not showing up on my tv. i used three different monitors to test to see if it wasnt compatible with the t.v and it isnt a prebuilt and i was gonna download windows 8 but i couldnt get it connected to my monitor

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#1
February 5, 2016 at 22:53:54
Ask your friend to have a look at it for you.

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#2
February 6, 2016 at 05:52:23
"My friend set it up and said it was working fine"

It sounds like it was built from scratch by your friend. Were you there when it was set up? Did you actually see it "working fine"? Do you hear any beeps when the system is first started? Please list the complete system specs & include the make/model of the power supply.


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#3
February 6, 2016 at 11:16:27
it was built from scratch and i wasnt their to see it working. but he said it was. my parts are: EVGA 400 N1, 400 W Continuous Power, Xion performance mATX USB 3.0 Tower Case, WD Blue 250 GB Everyday PC Desktop hard drive 3.5 inch SATA, Gigabyte AMD FM2+ A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 mATX ATX DDR3 2133 NA Motherboards GA-F2A68HM-H, AMD A4-7300 APU Dual Core Radeon CPU Processor HD8470D Graphics FM2 4000Mhz 65W 1MB AD7300OKHLBOX, than 2 sticks of 4gb ram that is ddr3 so its compatible with motherboard i got it from best buy and the rest on amazon and my friend gave me his graphics card that he said was good he just wanted a really good one so he bought another one

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#4
February 6, 2016 at 11:17:06
he said hes not gonna be able to find anything wrong with it since it was working or should be

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#5
February 6, 2016 at 12:32:27
So he's not even going to have a look? I think you have to take it to someone who knows what they are doing.

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#6
February 7, 2016 at 06:04:28
If it's not working & he's the one that built it, he should at least have a look at it.

You didn't answer this question - are there any beeps at startup? If everything is working correctly, there should be one single beep. If there are multiple beeps, the beeping is a code indicating that there's a problem. If there are no beeps, that also means there's a problem...or it could mean the internal speaker isn't connected. Here's the beep code chart:

http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcode...

You could have done better on the power supply but at least it's not a complete piece-o-crap. I suggest you temporarily remove the graphics card & connect the monitor cable to the onboard graphics port.

EDIT: I just had a look at the case. If it's the right one, I like that the power supply is mounted at the top, but there's no 5.25" bay(s) for an optical drive?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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#7
February 8, 2016 at 21:00:24
Please note that you need to set your TV to the correct HDMI input when you switch from TV or cable to DVD or in this case to your Computer. If you are not doing this then you will not see it as a monitor for your computer. This setting is usually with the TV's original remote control, not the cable or other universal remote.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
February 9, 2016 at 13:17:42
their is red flasing on my flashdrive but no beeps

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#9
February 21, 2016 at 17:07:08
did you make sure to plug the hdmi into the video card and not the motherboard onboard video? pretty common mistake if you dont take the time to really look it over. also it could be that he set the video settings up for his monitor and because of that its not recognizing your monitor. i run into that problem every now and then when working on my friends pcs. if thats the case you may need to take it back to your friend, get it running on his screen and then search out the drivers for your monitor. then it should work just fine but bring your monitor along just in case.

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