PC turns on but wont boot

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phillpower2

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Not looking good this I`m afraid :(

Is the MB at Amazon here the same as the one in your PC
 

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Thanks (y)

Reason I asked was because the board has a BIOS error speaker on it that will help us with our testing, the boards must be the same though.

Lets see if we can get any error beeps from the MB.

The following checks require the computer case to be opened so take the following safety precautions 1st, disconnect the power cord from the wall socket, press the case power button for twenty seconds or so to get rid of any residual charge in the system, take anti static precautions before touching anything inside, you can do this by touching a bare metal part of the case or PSU.

Remove the GTX 1070 from the motherboard.

Remove the RAM from the motherboard.

Connect the video cable to the TVs HDMI port and the HDMI port on the motherboard.

Connect the keyboard to one of the black USB 2.0 ports on the motherboard.

Connect the power cord, press the case power on button, post back and let us know if you got any error beeps.
 

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There is a constant beep, I heard it earlier too when the gpu was disconnected but thought nothing off it
 

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Gtx 1070, 16gb ddr3 ram, core i7-4790k, thats all I know, other the fact its a dell Xps 870p

Sorry but without knowing that you had four sticks of RAM I could only say remove the RAM, if I didn`t know better I would say that you are pulling my chain :(
 

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Sorry I didnt realise that would effect anything, but yes its 4 x 4gb sticks, does that make a difference at all
 

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There is a constant beep, I heard it earlier too when the gpu was disconnected but thought nothing off it

This is how things are meant to work, you tell us as much as you can and we try and help you to fix your computer free of charge, not mentioning the earlier beep has wasted both of our time and had other people kept waiting while I have been replying to you.

Keep all of the RAM out, put the GPU back in, connect the TV to the GPUs HDMI port, connect the power cord, press the case power on button, post back and let us know if you got any error beeps.

Don`t rush, I need a break from this and won`t be back until tomorrow.
 
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So Ive examined my motherboard, I can confidently say that its my motherboard its all identical, I watched a video on it and I can confirm with or without a gpu I can not hear any of the beeps Im meant to be hearing
 

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So Ive examined my motherboard, I can confidently say that its my motherboard its all identical, I watched a video on it and I can confirm with or without a gpu I can not hear any of the beeps Im meant to be hearing

Sorry but not sure why you have post the above so lets just try to move on, please stick to doing only what is advised and only post one reply at a time, thanks.

Question for you to begin with.

If you press the Source button on the TVs handset, on the dropdown menu that appears do you see an entry such as PC - VGA or PC - HDMI, we are looking for anything that includes PC.
 

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Hang on a second, you said yesterday in your reply #26;

Sorry about that, Ive just connected it to my tv via the hdmi on my motherboard and there is no output whatsoever
+ the following from your reply #32;
I think I get what your saying and yes it was the correct hdmi, my xbox was plugged in and displaying, then when I plugged that same cable into the tv there was nothing

The beeps that we now know that you get when there is no RAM in the board is giving us some hope whereas before your MB and/or CPU looked to be toast.

For you to do now;

Remove the GTX 1070 from the MB altogether.

Put all of your RAM back in the slots on the MB.

Connect the keyboard to one of the black USB 2.0 ports on the MB.

With the HDMI cable that you used with your Xbox connected to the TV and the HDMI port on the Dell, turn on the TV, restart the computer and while the PC is starting press the Source button on the TVs handset followed by the PC option in the drop down menu and fingers crossed for you here you will hopefully have a PC display on your TV, if not, post back with the bad news and telling us what if anything actually happened.
 

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Unfortunatly it still says no signal on the pc source, I went back to the hdmi and thats still blank
 

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While the PC is connected to the TV you must use the PC selection on the source button because that is where the TV needs to look for any video signal.

Did you get any beeps when you tried the steps in my reply #54.

Just so that you are aware, the "No Signal" message tells us that the screen is 100% ok, the video cable almost certainly is an that the problem is with the source of the video which in this instance is the CPUs HD Graphics 4600, if this is bad you need a new CPU.

All the information provided here is based on you having followed the exact steps that were suggested and you having the screen connected to the correct video port on the MB.
 

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Theres only 2 video ports on the motherboard, the hdmi and also what I think is a display port, and I followed all the steps and didnt get any beeps
 

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That is correct with the HDMI port being the fourth port immediately below the blue USB 3.0 ports.

We now need to check the RAM and the memory slots, the onboard video relies on the system memory to be able to work so if one or more sticks or slots are bad you will not get any video.

How to physically test your RAM.

The following checks require the computer case to be opened so take the following safety precautions 1st, disconnect the power cord from the wall socket, press the case power button for twenty seconds or so to get rid of any residual charge in the system, take anti static precautions before touching anything inside, you can do this by touching a bare metal part of the case or PSU or if a notebook by touching a household radiator or associated copper feed pipe.

Have a pencil and notepad to hand.

Remove each stick of RAM and blow out the memory slots.

Insert the first stick of RAM in memory slot one, reconnect the power and in the case of a desktop computer the video to screen cable.

Power up the computer and see how it goes.

Make a note of the results.

Repeat the procedure until the first stick of RAM has been tested in each memory slot and the results written down.

Remove the first stick of RAM and put it to one side on top of a piece of paper with the number one on it for identification purposes.

Repeat the procedure with all RAM until each stick has been tested in all slots, the results written down and the sticks identified numerically.
 

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Am I doing this with or without the gpu installed, and I will most likely do this tomorrow and get back to you with results then as I feel this might take quite a while
 

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Sorry but if the GPU was meant to be present it would have been mentioned and my reply #58 clearly says that we are checking the onboard video.

We now need to check the RAM and the memory slots, the onboard video relies on the system memory to be able to work so if one or more sticks or slots are bad you will not get any video.
 
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