- 46 months ago
So I recently moved house and finally got to the stage to set up my girlfriends tower in the bedroom. Set up the tower, plugged in all cables peripherals and monitor and nothing happened.
First I plugged the power leads into the monitor and tower, then plugged those into the wall. The monitor booted automatically and gave me the message no cables were connected (no surprise there, but worthy of note that it demonstrated red green and blue bars under the black and white message) so I powered it off. Second, I plugged the VGA cable into the monitor and the other end into the VGA port at the back of the GTX 650 ti. I then proceeded to plug in all the USB and audio peripherals: keyboard, mouse and headset. Thinking that's all that is needed I powered the system on.
Fans started spinning nicely, the tower made its usual happy beep to tell me it booted up, all the peripherals lit up appropriately, but the screen stayed black. It was visibly on but showed absolutely nothing.