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Persistent VGA Led even after replacing almost all components

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys really would like some help as this has been a long time coming. So I started getting this issue after moving to a new case a few months ago. Vga led came on no display fans spin light come on etc. Just couldn't seem to narrow down the issue so I rma'ed my 

Evga 2080 super 

Evga 1000w psu

MSI z390 motherboard

And i7 9700k 

Parts came in and STILL happening 

Tried booting with different RAM sticks and no luck. What the heck could be cause this?! 

 

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bad drivers? weird software? gremlins?


Main PC [The Rig of Theseus]:

CPU: i5-8600k@5.0GHz | GPU 1: GTX 1660@2070MHz | GPU 2: GT 710 | RAM: 16 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic | PSU: Corsair RM 650i | SSD: Corsair MP510 480GB |  HDD: 2x 2TB WD Black | Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro | OS: Windows 10 Pro

 

Secondary PC [Why did I bother]:

CPU: AMD Athlon 3000G | GPU: Vega 3 iGPU | RAM: 8 GB DDR4 3000MHz | Case: Corsair 88R | PSU: Corsair VS650 | SSD: WD Green M.2 SATA 120 GB | Motherboard: MSI A320M-A PRO MAX | OS: Windows 10 Pro

 

Server [Solution in search of a problem]:

Model: HP DL360e Gen8 | CPU: 1x Xeon E5-2430L v1 | RAM: 12 GB DDR3 1066MHz | SSD: Kingston A400 120GB | OS: Debian Buster

 

Server 2 electric boogaloo [A waste of electricity]

Model: intel NUC NUC5CPYH | CPU: Celeron N3050 | RAM: 2GB DDR3L 1600MHz | SSD: Kingston UV400 120GB | OS: Debian Buster

 

Laptop [A hunk of shit]:

Model: MacBook Air Late 2010 | CPU: Core 2 Duo L9600 | RAM: 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz | OS: MacOS Catalina 

 

PSA: No, I didn't waste all that money on computers, (except the main one) my server cost $40, the intel NUC was my old PC (although then it had 8GB of ram, I gave the bigger stick of ram to a person who really needed it), my laptop is used and the second PC is really cheap.

I like tinkering with computers and have a personal hatred towards phones and everything they represent(I daily drive an iPhone 7 or a 6, depends on which one works that day)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Applefreak said:

Can you boot the system with the onboard graphics?

I haven't tried since I got the replacement parts but I couldn't before

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5 minutes ago, mbntr said:

gremlins

yeah.


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Just now, capsule_tm said:

Thanks 

i know. im so helpful.


I am still TechWizardThatNeedsHelp, just less of a mouthfull.

 

My beautiful, but not that powerful, main PC:

My new PC I'm saving for:

  • NZXT H1 Matte Black
    • Comes with a 650W NZXT PSU
    • NZXT AIO
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • MSI B450i GAMING PLUS AC
  • XPG ADATA 2800Mhz
  • RX480 untill I have more for a 2060 or 2070
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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

i know. im so helpful.

Ask your friends or something I'm going insane here 😂 

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1 minute ago, capsule_tm said:

Ask your friends or something I'm going insane here 😂

Mabey the drives?


I am still TechWizardThatNeedsHelp, just less of a mouthfull.

 

My beautiful, but not that powerful, main PC:

My new PC I'm saving for:

  • NZXT H1 Matte Black
    • Comes with a 650W NZXT PSU
    • NZXT AIO
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • MSI B450i GAMING PLUS AC
  • XPG ADATA 2800Mhz
  • RX480 untill I have more for a 2060 or 2070
  • 2tb Sabrent Rocket Q PCIE gen 3 NVME SSD
  • Samsung 470 128GB SATA SSD
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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, capsule_tm said:

I'll give it a shot 

 

13 minutes ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

Mabey the drives?

So I unhooked all my drives but the one with my os installed on it and the light isn't on anymore but no display still 

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1 minute ago, capsule_tm said:

So I unhooked all my drives but the one with my os installed on it and the light isn't on anymore but no display still 

try to post with no drives.


I am still TechWizardThatNeedsHelp, just less of a mouthfull.

 

My beautiful, but not that powerful, main PC:

My new PC I'm saving for:

  • NZXT H1 Matte Black
    • Comes with a 650W NZXT PSU
    • NZXT AIO
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • MSI B450i GAMING PLUS AC
  • XPG ADATA 2800Mhz
  • RX480 untill I have more for a 2060 or 2070
  • 2tb Sabrent Rocket Q PCIE gen 3 NVME SSD
  • Samsung 470 128GB SATA SSD
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Try the onboard graphics first. Also check the bios and see if external graphics are even enabled.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

try to post with no drives.

Just did now the boot led is on 

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38 minutes ago, capsule_tm said:

Hey guys really would like some help as this has been a long time coming. So I started getting this issue after moving to a new case a few months ago. Vga led came on no display fans spin light come on etc. Just couldn't seem to narrow down the issue so I rma'ed my 

Evga 2080 super 

Evga 1000w psu

MSI z390 motherboard

And i7 9700k 

Parts came in and STILL happening 

Tried booting with different RAM sticks and no luck. What the heck could be cause this?!

Total shot in the dark, but possibly the display cable/monitor?


Main: AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, Nvidia GTX 780, 16 GB 3000 MT/s DDR4 Fedora 32 x86_64

Secondary: Intel Xeon X5670, Nvidia GTX 660, 24 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3 Windows 10 Home x86_64

Server: Intel Xeon X5670, 60 GB 1333 MT/s DDR3-R Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS x86_64

Laptop: Intel Core i5-3320M, 16 GB 1600 MT/s DDR3 Fedora 32 x86_64

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You don't need hard drives to get a display and get to bios, same goes for the graphics card since you have integrated graphics. Try to take everything out of the case and connect only the motherboard, cpu, cpu cooler, ram, and power supply. Then connect a monitor and short the power-on pins on the motherboard to turn the computer on.

 

Edit: Have you already tried using a different cable and testing the monitor with a different device?

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1 minute ago, capsule_tm said:

Just did now the boot led is on 

Thats a mobo problem i think.


I am still TechWizardThatNeedsHelp, just less of a mouthfull.

 

My beautiful, but not that powerful, main PC:

My new PC I'm saving for:

  • NZXT H1 Matte Black
    • Comes with a 650W NZXT PSU
    • NZXT AIO
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • MSI B450i GAMING PLUS AC
  • XPG ADATA 2800Mhz
  • RX480 untill I have more for a 2060 or 2070
  • 2tb Sabrent Rocket Q PCIE gen 3 NVME SSD
  • Samsung 470 128GB SATA SSD
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4 minutes ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

try to post with no drives.

Yeah, try this.

 

Also, try to clear CMOS (often can be done with a button) and if that doesn't work, try to do it again while your system is "on", and if that doesn't work try it when it's off and unhooked from the wall and then press the power button a couple of times to discharge everything and then clear again.

 

EDIT: oops, posted too soon: also check if the monitor and cable are working.


PC SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k @4.4GHz - Mobo: Asrock Extreme 4 (Z77) - GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr 2GB - RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB (8GB) 1600MHz CL8 + 1x8GB - Storage: SSD: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W semi modular  - Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D  - OS: Windows 7

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Okay so I can only get it to bios with one drive but it's not seeing windows. Creating a boot USB drive. Is it possible that my psu failing could of take all but one drive with it? 

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13 minutes ago, capsule_tm said:

Okay so I can only get it to bios with one drive but it's not seeing windows. Creating a boot USB drive. Is it possible that my psu failing could of take all but one drive with it? 

mabey. or the seta ports are dead and writing gibirish to the drives.


I am still TechWizardThatNeedsHelp, just less of a mouthfull.

 

My beautiful, but not that powerful, main PC:

My new PC I'm saving for:

  • NZXT H1 Matte Black
    • Comes with a 650W NZXT PSU
    • NZXT AIO
  • Ryzen 5 3600
  • MSI B450i GAMING PLUS AC
  • XPG ADATA 2800Mhz
  • RX480 untill I have more for a 2060 or 2070
  • 2tb Sabrent Rocket Q PCIE gen 3 NVME SSD
  • Samsung 470 128GB SATA SSD
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Are you using both the 8 pin and 4 pin cpu power supply?

Have you tried a different set of modular cables to the 2080S?

Perhaps you have a rogue stand-off rubbing the back of the board somewhere?

 

 


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8 hours ago, capsule_tm said:

Okay so I can only get it to bios with one drive but it's not seeing windows. Creating a boot USB drive. Is it possible that my psu failing could of take all but one drive with it? 

Is Windows already installed on that drive? It could be that there is something wrong with that install.


PC SPECS: CPU: Intel Core i7 3770k @4.4GHz - Mobo: Asrock Extreme 4 (Z77) - GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 680 Twin Frozr 2GB - RAM: Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB (8GB) 1600MHz CL8 + 1x8GB - Storage: SSD: Sandisk Extreme II 120GB. HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB - PSU: be quiet! Pure Power L8 630W semi modular  - Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D  - OS: Windows 7

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