Computer *sometimes* won't boot (no beep, no signal).

July 7, 2012 at 08:40:05
Specs: Windows 7
I bought a new computer recently, and since the first time I plugged it in and turned it on, it had this problem.

Basically, 50% of the times I try to turn it on, it doesn't boot. There is no beep and the monitor shows "no signal." If I shut the power and try again 30 seconds later, it usually starts up just fine (it beeps, monitor has normal signal, etc.). This happens like 3-4 days a week. The other 3-4 days, no problem at all.

I've tried starting it with everything else (mouse, keyboard, etc.) unplugged. I've taken out all of the ram and put it back in and made sure it's all as tight as possible. I've done the same thing with the video card, and also tried the video card in a different slot. The same problem is still present.

Based on all of the above, the techs think it's definitely a defective video card and are sending me a new one.

Does this sound likely to you guys too?


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July 7, 2012 at 09:08:49
Take it back. Why are you messing with a new computer? Who cares what the problem is. That is the reason you paid for a new computer. That money you spend goes to people who should care. All you have to do is press the power button and it should work.

Hang up and live.

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July 7, 2012 at 09:53:50
My daughter's friend recently bought a PC from CyberPower. She told him to talk to me before he ordered it, but he insisted that he & his dad knew what they were doing. The only advice I gave him was to choose a decent name brand power supply, NOT the default one being offered. He ignored my advice & went with it, afterall, 700W is plenty, right? He had the exact same symptoms you're having, called CyberPower, & they shipped him a new video card. It worked OK for a couple of days & the same problems returned. Guess what? He needed to replace the power supply. Go figure.

Anyhow, you haven't told us anything about your system. No specs were provided, not even where you bought it from. Since you just got it, I agree with jefro - take it back!

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July 7, 2012 at 10:14:41
Thanks for the replies, and sorry for the lack of specs. Here goes:

Asus P8Z77-V Pro
CPU Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5GHz Quad Core 8MB 77W
Ram Kingston 32GB DDR3-1333
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Twin Frozr II/OC
Antec CP-850 850W Power Supply
Gelid Tranquillo Rev2

If I left out anything important, just let me know.

And I agree, I'm super pissed off that this system is having problems right out of the box. It's custom built from Puget, who I have heard nothing but great things about (and honestly went with to avoid things like this).

But I figure if replacing the video card will solve it, it will be much faster/easier to do that than send everything back and start over.

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July 7, 2012 at 11:52:23
Take the DARNED thing back like Jefro said...WHY would you want a lemon?

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July 7, 2012 at 16:09:05
Set up a remote desktop of some kind if you really insist it is the video.

When you boot to this fail you might be able to remote in and see if in fact it has booted. Test before it fails to prove it works.

See also event logs. They may hold a clue.
Run Memory tests and maybe even hard drive diags. Memtest86+ could be run for a day or so. You should run it first on any system you buy.

Even if you change the video it might still be some other issue.

If you go to playing with it too much they might give you a hassle returning it.

Hang up and live.

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