Hi, well my new case came in today and the short version is: I carefully placed all the components, power supply, mobo, video card into the new case, reconnected all the cables (double-checked everything)... apparently I did mix up the power and reset button cables, but the only thing I see wrong with that is the reset button turns the computer on and the power button apparently has no function for now. Anyway, I tried connecting my usually DVI to monitor, no signal at all. I connected HDMI to a LCD TV, nothing, I connected one of the old little blue monitor cables to the monitor from before straight from the mobo to the monitor, no signal (the video card is out at this point).
So --> Video Card to Monitor via DVI = no signal
So --> Video Card to LCD TV via HDMI = no signal
So --> MOBO to Monitor via "little blue" VGA? cable = no signal
So --> MOBO to LCD TV via HDMI = no signal
Ideas, where might I have gone wrong somewhere?
I was very careful during the entire "transplant," but I am not beyond considering that something might have been damaged.
Any help is appreciated, thanks either way.
It is a Gateway Model SX2840, was in a small form factor case originally, moved to a regular desktop size case I had and now to this new, bigger case.
- my secondary HDD failed recently (It was a Seagate, which had failed before a few years back and was a brand new replacement, few more years I've had this one and it failed again.
- unrelated to failure, my cat spilt a glass of milk near the OPEN side of the case and some drips did make in there, I immediately shut it down cleaned up anything I saw, waited a few hours and turned it back on, all has been working fine for over a week. (this incident IS mostly what prompted me to get a new case with a proper side panel.
- I have never "changed" power on/off connectors before, I just carried over the old ones always, but this time, as I stated above, I did use the ones which came with this case and obviously got a few wrong though I took pictures of the original color scheme and labeling and positioning.
- not sure what other relevant info there could be --- any monitor just remains blank, no signal.
Some of this info regarding the Video Card has changed, I have been using an HD7950, but all the original gateway processor and memory and such is untouched
Processor Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 530 @
Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
Gaming graphics 3803 MB Total available graphics memory
Primary hard disk 487GB Free (918GB Total)
Windows 7 Home Premium
Total amount of system memory 6.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2 Storage
Total size of hard disk(s) 2315 GB Disk partition (C:) 487 GB Free (918 GB Total) Disk partition (D:) 1201 GB Free (1397 GB Total)
Display adapter type AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series
Total available graphics memory 3803 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 2779 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.961.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1440x900
DirectX version DirectX 10